Decolonizing Museums: A plan from Germany's new cultural minister
Germany’s new culture minister, Claudia Roth, has taken office pledging to continue her predecessor’s work in decolonising museums, to set up a central “green culture” desk, to boost funding for the arts and to rethink both the Humboldt Forum and a planned new 20th-century art museum in Berlin.
"In an interview in the weekly newspaper Die Zeit, Roth said... her attention is also focused on some larger institutions. The Humboldt Forum, which opened last year, has become a lightning rod for the discussion about colonial-era museum collections. 'For me it is a matter close to my heart that we should think on all levels about how we can decolonise our thinking,' Roth said in the Zeit interview."