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Museums and their place in the world

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We are well used to the idea that the Museum has a role in explaining national identity. Yet the National Museum - like museums around the world - has to make a place for itself not only in a national context but in a global one. On the Museum's 10th anniversary its Director, Andrew Sayers, explores the new phenomenon of the 'world museum' that has developed as institutions in Britain, Europe and the United States have become engaged with global communities, including Australia. Listen to the audio Read the full text

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