Art museums are currently facing new challenges. The ways in which they perform their educational mission and social responsibility are widely discussed. What could adequate responses to these socio-political shifts and the innovations of the digital age look like? How can the work of the museum be adapted to meet the demographic changes as well as social and cultural developments caused by migration and increasing transcultural connectivity? What are possible reactions to the intensified economisation of society, an increasingly event-based concept of culture, and tendencies of natio- nalisation in cultural politics?
These questions not only apply to temporary exhibition projects and mediation/educational programmes but also especially to the ways in which museums handle their collections.