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Special Features

Future Institutions

What Will Cultural Programming

 In Museums Look Like in 2050?

Five Professionals Offer Their Visions



FORM FOLLOWS PROGRAMMING

BY ARIC CHEN

Illustrations by Yip Pak To.

One could argue that it was in the early 1960s that museums ceased being museums. That was when the British architect Cedric Price (1934–2003) began work on his Fun Palace, a “laboratory of fun” he dreamed up for a site in East London. Commissioned by the experimental theater director Joan Littlewood, the structure would have taken shape as an expansive, flexible framework…

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