How to be globally relevant and locally significant?
There is nothing new about the global condition of the art world. Yet, this reality continues to be one of the main challenges for museums today. The art world keeps expanding, and our organisations struggle to cope with shortage of space, funding and research. Insisting on discussing sustainable models of operation in this context is not only justifiable but also our duty.
In what way can a contemporary museum address the challenge to be globally relevant and locally significant?
On the assumption that we cannot invite what we do not know, the main question is: How do museums gain knowledge about the ‘global world’? How is research made? What is funded and where does funding come from? And furthermore: how do information and research circulate in networks and between institutions?