Museums and Libraries (2015 Event)
Museums and galleries dominate as destinations, attracting record numbers of visitors to blockbuster shows. Meanwhile libraries are facing a funding crisis and are increasingly asked to justify their existence. What can libraries learn from museums, and what do they offer that museums cannot? Tony Marx, president of the New York Public Library; Richard Sennett, professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and author of books on culture and cities; and Clementine Deliss, Independent Curator, debate the complementary and contrasting roles of the cultural institutions at the heart of our public life in this event chaired by Ken Worpole. Recorded live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.