Power enjoys a centuries-old relationship with museums. This interactive session invites you to consider the use of power in four museum worlds. An international panel from the world-renowned School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, will discuss how power is conceived, represented and negotiated within the sixteenth-century cabinet of Albrecht V (Munich), a late nineteenth-century collection of Asian objects in the Horniman Free Museum (London), digital technology objects at the Smithsonian in the late twentieth century, and twenty-first century exhibitions on indigenous peoples in Taiwan. Together the panel and you will co-create a model for understanding changing power relationships in the museum.


  • Luke Leyh


  • Ryan Nutting
  • Petrina Foti
  • Ching-yueh Hsieh
  • Stephanie Bowry