Should museums scrap their claim to ‘education’?
ICOM's proposed new definition of museums seem to imply we are giving up on education. Should we cut our losses and move on to saving ourselves and the planet? The International Committee on Museums' new definition, due to be voted on at the AGM in September, has provoked much debate. Most of the fuss is about the overtly ‘ideological’ focus of the new definition, and many countries’ national and international committees have called for a postponement of the vote. In the pro