Hamish Keith on museums

By Hamish Keith In Cultural Curmudgeon

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5th December, 2011
A disclosure: I chair a working party of a bunch of museum professionals, with an eminent architect thrown in, who are making a case for exhibition space on the Auckland waterfront for the national collections. Other than to note that there is ample precedent for that – Britain’s Tate has four branch offices and Russia’s Hermitage five – I won’t repeat the arguments here. What was fascinating was the fallout. Most frequently asked question: “Won’t this compete with the other Auckland museums and take away Auckland ...

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