A new way of thinking about the purpose, practice and impact of museums working across cultural, geographical and political borders.
Museums today work across multiple cultural, geographical and political borders through touring exhibitions, conferences, workshops, professional exchanges, internship programmes, joint research projects, satellite museums,
and digital media.
Our work, which is grounded in both academic rigor and real-world research, aims to help museums and other GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) entities operate more effectively in this interconnected, intercultural world, and achieve maximum impact at the local, national and international level.
Our vision is museums as global leaders in promoting intercultural understanding through both their own practices and the rich cultural experiences they create for their visitors.
The polycentral museum is a new way of thinking about the purpose, practice and impact of museums working across cultural, geographical and political borders.
Read more about our ideas, along with practical tools and advice, in our book Cosmopolitan Ambassadors.
- Workshops and NZ launch of Cosmopolitan Ambassadors
- Announcing Cosmopolitan Ambassadors
- Montreal is coming: our ACHS session
- Do we still need original collections in international touring exhibitions?
- Symposium on International museum exhibitions, February 2, 2016
- Study visit to Templo Mayor, Mexico City
- Workshops, July/August 2019, Wellington & Auckland, NZ
- Symposium, February 2016, Wellington, NZ
- Themed Conference Session, June 2016, Montréal, Canada
Polycentral Museum: Lee Davidson & Leticia Pérez Castellanos