Research offices (3rd floor)

This is the ‘ideas’ bit, where themes and tangents are mixed together in the pursuit of research. In time, there will be a list of these here, with links to entertain visitors.

This area is a bit more loose than the more formal exhibits or public areas, but perhaps it is good to have some transparency around the ethos and ideology of museums.

Museums are not neutral spaces, they are full of (sometimes competing) ideas and the wants and desires of their founders, donors and current staff. Many museums are not transparent about their aims or their history, which may be problematic if they wish to remain relevant for their 21st century audiences.