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Episode 1 of What Are Museums For?: released on 28 October 2021

Museums have traditionally played an important role in the forging of national identity. In this episode of What Are Museums For?, Fitzwilliam Museum Director Luke Syson and Athena Art Foundation Director Nicola Jennings are joined by Sussan Babaie and Gabriele Finaldi, to discuss the relationship between museums and nationhood. How do ideas about national identity impact collections and their presentation? How might we develop less Eurocentric and more inclusive approaches? What roles could or should museums play in imagining the future for our country?

This podcast is a Fitzwilliam Museum, Colnaghi Foundation and Athena Art Foundation co-production.



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