Museums for World Peace?
Photo: © Jessica Long
But can culture really ease international conflict and foster tolerance? Or does looking to old objects to find messages of tolerance for today meaning obscuring the contemporary reasons behind conflicts? Does assigning cultural institutions such a role risk undermining their more traditional goals, or even compromise their scholarly objectivity? What kind of relationships should Western cultural institutions have with their counterparts abroad, and to what purpose? What role, if any, can and should museums play on the international stage?
Dr. Stephen Deuchar, Director of Tate Britain
Dr. Tiffany Jenkins, sociologist; Director of the Arts & Society programme at the Institute of Ideas
Jonathan Jones, Art Critic of the Guardian
Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council
Tim Stanley, Senior Curator, Middle East at the V&A, as well as the principal author of Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East
Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas and panellist on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze
£10 (£8 concessions), booking recommended
Dr Tiffany Jenkins