Whilst Austria's museums are allowed to open again, the Swiss and German museums have been closed for months. Directors of nineteen museums in and around Basel now call to open up again these important places of education, cultural diversity, and emotional empowerment.
What is a museum? That’s what the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is debating so fiercely that some of their leaders have resigned. Do museums have a political mission? ICOM’s existence might depend on the answer to this very question.