Museums Switching between TikTok-length and Nuance - Currying favour, muddling through, or enlightenment

January 2023. Goals and roles routinely expose museums, their objects, and collaborators to politics. When are facts invalidated or science overridden. With examples of three basic questions museums are expected to answer the introduction to the interview with Dr Rebecca Johnson shows museums’ strategies serving publics and politics between currying favours, muddling through, and enlightenment Reference to science is not anymore a sure-fire success, and even natural sciences can be levered out by competitors.

Rebecca Johnson, Chief Scientist National Museum of Natural History of the U.S. Smithsonian Institution describes in the interview with B2Bioworld major challenges and conflicts of modern museums dedicated to the natural world.Reading time: 33 min

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