BeMuseum 9 October 2020

BeMuseum takes place every year in October. The Belgian national museum conference gathers professionals from Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia around the theme of innovation. This year, Brussels Museums had the opportunity to lead another debate, the perfect occasion to introduce Open Museum to a wider audience.

Gladys from Open Museum moderated the following panel discussion at the Jewish Museum of Belgium:

Museums and activism: neutrality questioned

We are in 2020 and let’s face it: neutrality in museums does not exist. By what they show and offer, museums create an image of our past, present and future. They give meaning to the society in which we live and therefore also influence it. The three panelists Melat GEBEYAW NIGUSSIE (Beursschouwburg), Ama KORANTENG-KUMI (Middelheim Museum) and Manuelina DUARTE (Professor of Museology at the University of Li├Ęge) presented their inclusive projects, spoke about their own experiences as women of colour in the cultural sector and proposed tools for dismantling power structures within institutions.

Discover the aftermovie here: