The National Museums in a Globalised World
As the world's museums respond ever more intensely to societal needs, the role of museums as mediators is assuming a central importance. Museums have gradually come to act, in part, as society's memory, and through their educational efforts they contribute to the sustainable development of the world. To tackle history and world cultures in this way, constructive questions arise regarding individual identity, providing a better understanding of the present in all its complexity, and, thus, making it possible to build a more solid future. The conference "The National Museums in a Globalised World" - held in Copenhagen in May 2007 - addressed the question of national museums through international dialogue and exemplified how the museum world has become internationalized. Modern museums are global players in the cultural sector and cross-cultural cooperation is of growing importance. This book is a selection of papers presented by participants at the conference.
Publication Date: 10/1/2010