What is a museum? How do we define it? Why do we define it? Why do we work there? Should we define it? Are they still relevant?
Lonnie G. Bunch III, the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian stated in mid-September 2019 what he felt about the relevancy of museums, “however we define them, I believe that museums are more important now, at this time of change, than ever. We have an obligation to use our expertise and our platforms for the greater good.” (The Matter of Museums, Posted: 24 Sep 2019 04:50 AM PDT)
This and other contemporary thought on museums and our role as museum professionals can be found in Seema Rao’s weekly blog Museum 2.0. These short articles on our profession can serve you well in providing reference and structure to your passion in museums.