Alex Marsden, national director, today spoke strongly in support of the ethical and compassionate stance taken by UK and USA museums and their national associations, in response to the changing political landscape of travel bans and alternative facts.
“Museums and galleries in Australia and around the world strive to be welcoming places for everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from. They are hugely trusted sources of information, and places of ideas and learning, where people engage with the art, culture and histories of the world as well as their own communities. More inclusion, openness to others’ experiences and viewpoints, integrity, and challenging iniquity is needed, not less.”
“The Prophet” by Parviz Tanavoli, center, on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times.