Ten Thije looks for a new future in which art museums can become part of a new emancipation movement; a future in which museums offer an open environment that gives priority to the quality of the museum visit and challenges visitors to make their own choices.
Steven ten Thije (1980) is an art historian, curator and author. He is associated with the Van Abbemuseum as coordinator of the European museum confederation L’internationale. In 2013 he was one of the founders of ‘Stone in the pond’ to research and debate art and democracy.
This is the twelfth edition in a series of essays commissioned by the Mondriaan Fund.
Steven ten Thije, The emancipated museum
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