What is the most important function of a museum?

via the New Curator:

The Museum Association put this video up a while ago. Several people were asked “What is the single most important function of museums?”

I would have said “To tell us our own stories, and the stories of others.”

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3 responses to “What is the most important function of a museum?

  1. Pingback: Museum’s Most Important Function Part II | new curator

  2. I agree with you, Beth, but would also add that museums expose us to the highest forms of expression about who we are. They open up our perception of what is possible, not just what is or has been.

  3. melanie Chartier

    Isn’t the most important function of a museum to provide the public with education and access to maintained and protected collections

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