The neutrality of museums has been increasingly questioned for years. Whereas in the past decades the museum had to be established as a neutral place for everyone, now a clear positioning is required: What values does the museum stand for? What position does it take in regards to the major socio-political debates?
But a museum must not lose its scientific integrity in the process, it must not become a political activist in the figurative sense, it has been shown by studies from the USA: museums enjoy a great deal of trust among the population. People assume that what is presented reflects the relevant realities.
It will be our challenge in the coming years to take a position without dropping our claim to be a “museum for all”.