6 responses to “Donald Trump – Museums in the face of hate”

  1. Stephen Bielby

    Especially in light of Trumps madness towards (in particular) Mexico – I for one will be holidaying there this year and will take sheer delight in boosting the Mexican economy!

  2. Helen Burns

    Well said. It’s more important than ever to celebrate our humanity and also our diversity. Knowledge belongs to us all

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  5. Ruben Smit, Senior-Lecturer Reinwardt Academy

    Dear Robin very well said and providing for a clear and proactive stance. Museums as free spaces to share ideas and show diversity are extremely important.
    Allow me one comment though. In the aftermath of Trump ‘victory’ as president-elect there appeared a rather disturbing article in The Guardian that stated that visitors to the New York Tenement’s Museum actually had bothered to hand write hateful comments on the museum labels and texts on migration. Made me ponder about the safe space/place museums are and should be. We should indeed be open minded and on our guards…

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