How can museums be made more transparent and connected? How can culture and design be used to build bridges between societies? How can national heritage be respected without falling into the trap of nationalist attitudes? And last but not least, how can the disobedience of objects be cherished, their ability to break out of the boundaries we place upon them and take on a life of their own?
Within a diverse programme, leaders from the cultural, academic, artistic and political sectors shared ideas and future scenarios close to Martin Roth's work and convictions. The participants showcased good practice and addressed challenges, opening space for controversial views and generating new energy for international cultural policy.
Podcast: What can culture do?
Every week a new episode: Recordings of the panels - vivid discussions and interesting talks.
Episode 4: Rewriting the Museum Label, by Catherine Flood, Bill Sherman and Jennifer Sarah Boone
Is there a place of experimentation in the area of museum practice? How might the labels be amended in order to give more agency to the artists, to the curators and to the visitors? Catherine Flood, curator from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg Institute London examine together with Jennifer Sarah Boone and the audience the necessity to rewrite the museum label.