Message #149:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Museums for the New Millennium
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 09:17:16 -0700

Museums for the New Millennium: Proceedings
Emerging issues in the field and the nature and purpose of museums in the 21st century

"...  Here it is... the key to understanding museums in the next
millennium There is a difference between authority and information. 
Authority is about position, which is about power. Information - about
which one can be an authority - is egalitarian, can be shared, learned
and used by many, shifting power to the individual for whom it is
increasingly available.  Do we wonder why it is so hard to turn
ourselves from inward to outward goals? ..."

Ellsworth H. Brown 
President of the Carnegie Institute of Museums