Opinion Archive - Page 120 of 123 - Museums Association

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 …

Unlocking potential

With the issue of prison overcrowding once again on the national agenda, Liza Ramrakya looks at how museums have become part of a wider initiative to cut the number of inmates who re-offend

Homeward bound

A new generation of Aboriginal campaigners has taken up the fight for the return of human remains from British museums. Felicity Heywood meets two of them

Roundtable Debtate: Understanding slavery

With preparations already underway for next year's 200th anniversary of the British slave trade, Museums Journal organised a round table debate with leading experts in the history of slavery to discuss the challenges museums face

Wise words

Rebecca Mileham says creating gallery text might make your blood boil but it doesn't have to...


The Tate's recent decision to disclose how much it pays for acquisitions could lead to a change in other museums' attitudes towards 'price', says Jane Morris

Talkback: November 2006

Should museums allow pagan ceremonies to be conducted on ancient human remains if the person's religion or beliefs are unknown?