For decades, museums’ present and future have been a permanent subject of public debate, probably as a result of their ability to shape collective narratives and shed light on new worlds to come. However, or precisely for this reason, many of the tensions produced by the cultural wars stemming from the conflict between economic and political interests and feelings are crystallized in museums, traversing them from their very foundations. The pandemic and the crises in health, society and life and their significance have only intensified this debate on museums’ significance, their role, their scale, their evolution and their future. To the point where thinking about their legitimacy has become a matter of survival. On the occasion of International Museum Day, this round table brings together people involved in museum-related institutions that are diverse, specific and situated in different contexts, to share experiences and outlooks.
With the participation of:
Amanda de la Garza. General Director of Visual Arts, MUAC, México.
Elvira Dyangani. Art curator and Director of The Showroom, London.
Mabel Tapia. Subdirector of MNCARS, Madrid.
Pablo Martinez. Head of Programming, MACBA, Barcelona. Moderator: Ana Longoni, Director of Public Activities and of the Study Centre, MNCARS, Madrid.