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Are We Building Too Many Museums?

Are We Building Too Many Museums?
Are We Building Too Many Museums?, © Michael Kirkham
© Michael Kirkham

In an article for the RA Magazine, Kieran Long (Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital at the V&A) and Stella Duffy (co-director of Fun Palaces, a national campaign for greater access for all to the arts), ask: are we're building too many museums? On the one hand, Duffy argues that "we should focus all of our efforts on opening up existing museums to a much wider public" while on the other, Long suggests that "new museums can bring positive change to the places in which they are built." Ultimately, Long argues that "museums have a sense of authenticity and institutional mission that is rare in public life" yet, for Duffy, this doesn't mean we need more; rather, "we need to utilise what we already have."

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Are We Building Too Many Museums?" 26 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/635254/are-we-building-too-many-museums/> ISSN 0719-8884