Museums and the Community – National Museum in Warsaw
Discussion with Agnieszka Morawińska and David Fleming
Meeting in the “Museums and the Community” series devoted to the National Museum in Warsaw. It involved a discussion with dr Agnieszka Morawińska, the Museum's director, and David Fleming, the director of National Museums Liverpool and and an expert in museology.
We ask our guests what it means today to create a “national” museum. What is the meaning of the word “nation” in the context of cultural institutions today? How can we deal with a challenging historical heritage? Should a museum be involved in current issues and conflicts, or should it be a solid, trustworthy element in a fast-changing world? How can these seemingly old-fashioned institutions attract the contemporary viewer? And finally, is the purpose of a national museum to build a community, and if so - what kind of community?