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The Museum's BLOG
Museum & curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being recast and reimagined – and extensively. The tremendous changes to the status of the object, the ways culture is understood, the ways various 'disciplines' interface, the ways information and education is delivered, alerts us to the inevitable transformation of 'the museum' in its 21st C context – and in consequence the curator’s role, relevance and competences come into question.
A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within fields such as architecture along with other fields of study. Research, and in particular, research in museums are taking us into new territory as new understandings of the world and the cultures we live within emerge.
Old(anarchic/outmoded?)perceptions are coming under more intense scrutiny and museums are increasingly looking to engage with their communities of ownership and interest in more proactive ways.
Why is it that the Netherlands seems to be the leader in current museology?