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Manifesto for a New Museum

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When the museum of the future has become reality, something magical will happen. It will gain back its position as a place of interdisciplinary research and networking like in ancient times. Then, the difference between artes mechanicae and artes liberales like an ancient Rome will disappear. Then, the difference between epistemè, higher knowledge for free citizens, and téchne, the craft for the slaves, will disappear. The museum of the future will become a laboratory for the citizen to explore new worlds. The classical museum was a door to the past, but the knowledge of the past was inaccessible to him. The future museum will open the door to the wisdom and the knowledge of the past. And above all will help the citizen to understand the world, in and from which she or he lives.

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  • Art-based research
  • Artist
  • Citizens
  • Knowledge
  • Manifesto
  • New museum
  • Public sphere

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Weibel, P. (2018). Manifesto for a New Museum. In: Bast, G., Carayannis, E., Campbell, D. (eds) The Future of Museums. Arts, Research, Innovation and Society. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93955-1_5

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