Populism and Museums: Navigating Societal Divides

Mark WalhimerFuture of Museums Leave a Comment

The article examines the tension between populism and civil society, highlighting how populism’s rejection of elitism and innovation stems from insecurity.

Museums play a crucial role in counteracting populism by promoting education, critical thought, and cultural engagement. They adapt by increasing community outreach, reassessing collections, and addressing contemporary issues while maintaining scholarly integrity.