The Future of the Museum | New Perspectives from Dresden to Moscow, from New York to Marrakech
Together with the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, Hatje Cantz was happy to initiate the panel discussion The Future of the Museum | New Perspectives from Dresden to Moscow, from New York to Marrakech.
Participating guests were Marion Ackermann (Director, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), Anton Belov (Director, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow), Meriem Berrada (Artistic Director, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech) and cultural strategist Andras Szanto, moderated by art historian and journalist Julia Voss.
For his book András Szántó conducted a series of interviews with an international group of museum leaders. In a moment when economic, political, and cultural shifts are signaling the start of a new era, the directors speak candidly about the historical limitations and untapped potential of art museums. What emerges from the series of in-depth conversations is a composite portrait of a generation of museum leaders working to make institutions more open, democratic, inclusive, experimental and experiential, technologically savvy, culturally polyphonic, attuned to the needs of their visitors and communities, and concerned with addressing the defining issues of the societies around them. In this regard, the panel discussion was set up to continue these conversations and address their significance on the museal discourse.