Museum and art galleries have never been so much in the news as they have been over the past decade. Yet public focus at both professional and non-specialist levels has been remarkable for what has been accidentally or deliberatley left out of recent debates. Moving beyond the narrow issues of professional practice, Museums 2000 probes the political, economic and cultural realities which affect museums today. Because the contributos are drawn from the museum profession and the wider political, academic and business community worldwide, the book is truly international, reflecting the issues which affect all museums.
`..at times profound, passionate, provocative…should be read by everyone interested in the future of museums.' - ARTnews
Contributors include: Dr. Saraj Ghose, Director General, National Council of Science Museums, India; Frans Verbaas, Director Museum Year Pass, The Netherlands; Dr. Tomislav Sola, Museum Studies Centre, Zagreb, Yugoslavia; Dr. Neil Cossons, Director, The Science Museum, London; Paul Perrot, Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA; Eric Moody, City University, London, ; Dr. Donald Horne, Council of Australia; Lorena San Roman, General Director, National Museum of Costa Rica