The Emancipated Museum

Steven Then Thije

Publisher Mondriaan Fonds & Jap Sam Book

ISBN 9789076936499

In ‘The emancipated museum’ the art historian and researcher Steven ten Thije engages in a personal inquiry into the importance of art museums in a society that is becoming ever more fragmented. In spite of the unprecedented success of museums in attracting masses of visitors, the future of the museum is uncertain. Museums may appear calm and self-assured to outsiders, but not even this noble showcase of art is immune to the cracks in society. The tensions between high and low, newcomer and native, rich and poor insidiously worm their way into the museum foundations like concrete decay.

96 p, , 12 x 19 cm, hb, English


The Emancipated Museum