STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

Liam Gillick

A museum is a specific context. And a context that is not restricted to artists, curators and visitors. And without the context it is not a museum and cannot function. Also as someone who doesn't come from an elevated background my first experience of museums as a kid was through interacting with the people who guide, educate, make the coffees and generally make it a museum. I am also aware of how the cultural capital of a museum has been deployed in the last years as a general site of cheap tourist promotion to brand cities and bring so called "added value" for relatively low levels of government investment. This is not the time to abandon those who have been the interface of the "experience economy".