Opinion Archive - Page 117 of 121 - Museums Association

One at a time

The distinct strands that arise out of multicultural narratives are important, argues Abigail Walker

Antediluvian attitudes

Scientific museums need to deliver the facts of evolution effectively if they want to counter the doctrines of creationist institutions, writes Stephen T Asma

Ethics: Conservation

Alterations, additions and partial destruction of an artefact can tell us a lot about that object’s historical significance and social …

Dodgy dealings

Jonathan Wallis questions the ability of current legislation to combat the illicit trade in cultural property

Who do we think we are?

Gordon Brown's fixation with Britishness prompted discussions by the British Library and the British Museum on an exhibition of modern Britain. Now Brown is prime minister, could a museum of modern Britain become a reality? We asked six cultural practitioners about their vision for such a venue


Human remains – Manchester’s view Quinton Carroll (Museums Journal July 2007, p14) asked if the article written by Piotr Bienkowski …

Full steam ahead for new MLA chief

Last month it was announced that Roy Clare, the former director of the National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, had accepted the top job at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).

Science Lesson

The UK's science centres need to collaborate more and work in isolation less if they want to attract more investment, says Goéry Delacôte

Prepare for the future

Stephen Snoddy, the director of the New Art Gallery Walsall, says museums need to put contemporary collecting at the top of their agenda before it's too late


Gypsy culture has not been ignored I was surprised and rather disappointed to read Jake Bowers’ article about the ‘failure …