Creating a ‘Brave New World’: Rather than guarding Britain’s national treasures, woke museum curators want to dispose of them.

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is an artist, art critic and author. His book ‘Iconoclasm, Identity Politics and the Erasure of History’ is published by Societas. Follow him on Twitter @AdamsArtist

is an artist, art critic and author. His book ‘Iconoclasm, Identity Politics and the Erasure of History’ is published by Societas. Follow him on Twitter @AdamsArtist

The UK’s leading association of museum professionals prepares to gather next month – by putting politics ahead of public service. Topics for the Museums Association’s annual conference to be held in Liverpool, from Sunday November 7 to Wednesday November 10, include ‘We are all complicit in systemic oppression: What can a museum worker do?’, ‘Embedding anti-racism in cultural arts organisations’ and ‘Reimagining museums for climate change’. Issues of critical race theory (as ‘anti-racism’) and climate alarmism will dominate proceedings.  

The name of the conference is ‘Brave New World’. This chilling title is taken from the satirical novel by Aldous Huxley, warning of an engineered utopia, where a governing elite manipulated the population and distorted history. Did the Museums Association (MA) think such a world was a recommendation rather than the warning the rest of us assumed it was? 

The MA was founded in London in 1889 as an association for museum staff to pool knowledge and best techniques. It advises on the ethics of curating, arranges training and seminars and publishes a journal for members. It has charity status.

However, over recent years, the MA has fallen prey to cultural entryism. Cultural entryism is when outsiders with political goals enter an organisation and proceed to use their influence to influence or control that organisation, regardless of its founding principles and aims. Ultimately, if the organisation cannot be controlled, it is destroyed. (See the cultural entryism in the American comic-book industry.) 

The MA is funded by the Arts Council of England, which provides public money. It is also backed by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, which states it is “committed to social justice, and to tackling injustice and inequality. Racial justice is a critical element in this, in the UK and across the world, and we are committed to addressing structural and systemic racism in the UK both as an organisation and through the work we support.”

No longer are museum professionals expected to put their decades of specialist training, in-depth knowledge and experience into explaining artefacts. Museums have pledged to fight racism and berate visitors about climate change. Museum staff are now surrogate. Brinkwire Summary News. For more information, search on the internet.

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