Could This Be How To Organize A Museum For The 21st-Century Age Of Migration?

A new exhibition in Hamburg by curator Roger M. Buergel (still known for his provocative Documenta 12 in 2007) “delivers on its contention that European museums need to do much more than just restitute plundered objects in their collections, important as that is. A 21st-century universal museum has to unsettle the very labels that the […]

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This Curator Had A Job Offer At MoMA’s PS1 – Until They Learned She Had A Baby

The curator was pregnant – visibly so – when she “continued to have face-to-face meetings, conversations and correspondence with Mr. Eleey and with Klaus Biesenbach, PS1’s director, according to the complaint. In fact, she says she saw Mr. Biesenbach just eight days before she gave birth to her first child, a son, in late July.” […]

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Despite New Admission Fees, Met Museum Posts Highest Attendance Ever – So Is It Still ‘A Great Institution In Decline’?

“Last year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was in crisis. On June 28, it announced that more people visited the museum, across its three campuses — the main building on Fifth Avenue, the Cloisters and the Met Breuer — than ever before. So whether the Met is ‘a great institution in decline,’ as one former […]

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