Picture of Five People with two Paintings - National Gallery, Washington DC, 2004 by Bruce Adams

The Museum in Times of Crisis

July 2014

A snapshot of (arte)facts
Though not a cheery topic, it is worthwhile to reflect on the current situation regarding cultural institutions worldwide in today’s less-than-favourable financial climate. Taking as examples a handful of museums dotted here and there across Europe, and speaking with some of the people in the know, we find out about how things feel behind the scenes and indeed how the public face of culture is experiencing a decided transformation that is likely to last (and last).