Leonhard Emmerling, and Latika Gupta,
Memory Biwa, and Luiza Proença
Why museums? What for? Whoever believes they are just dusty tombs of the past needs to read this book. To think about the museum means to contemplate the consequences of globalization, the continuing presence of the colonial past in different parts of the world, and the relevance of the museum in education, cultural heritage and political and social discourse. The texts by philosophers, activists, curators and social scientists from four continents, shed light on a wide range of critical questions related to the future of the museum and the museum of the future—questions that are intertwined with how we envision our pasts, presents and futures as communities and countries.