Can a museum reveal the infinite? Can it acknowledge our constantly changing existence, while still providing authenticity, community, and meaning?
David Carr thinks a museum can do so. Carr is an advocate for cultural institutions as instruments of experience in the lives of adults. His work strives to motivate respect for people by libraries and museums.
In “An Aspect of the Infinite: New Zealand Talks,” Carr reflects on the concentrated power of objects and museums. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, he re-imagines museums as contributors to vital democratic processes that unlock our human potential. His observations showcase the power of museums as pathways to locate ourselves and each other, and our shared horizons.
We’ve summarized his ideas for the future of museums in the slides below. Read on to discover how your museum can be a gateway to the infinite.
Download the PDF version of this summary here.
“An Aspect of the Infinite: New Zealand Talks” by David Carr was originally published in Curator in January of 2010.
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