The British Museum in London yesterday revealed a plan to redisplay its entire collection, as well as to revitalize the currently defunct Round Reading Room, in a bid to “take the museum to the next level,” according to director Hartwig Fischer.
Fischer, who joined the British Museum just last year, used the disclosure of the museum’s annual review as an opportunity to provide insight into his 10-year plan for the institution. “Our vision will be to create a museum which tells more coherent and compelling stories of the cultures and artifacts we display to allow more comparisons to be made across cultures and timeframes,” he said in a statement.
“In a fast-changing and sometimes frightening world, the British Museum has to continue to play its part in explaining the connectivity of cultures and our shared humanity,” Fischer added. “Never has this been more necessary.” read more