Titanic and Museums: some museums are going to sink!

In his usual provocative tone, João Neto discusses what he considers the big taboos of Museum Management that may be the demise of many museums: social relevance, financial sustainability and public service. 

Presentation

João Neto

WHAT FUTURE FOR MUSEUMS?

President of the Portuguese Association of Museology

Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Science Museums and Centers

Director of the Pharmacy Museum

joao.neto@anf.pt

 

Bio

João Neto (1965) studied History at the Lusiada University of Lisbon and has a PostGrad in Museology. He made two internships at the Science Museum, London, UK, and at the Boerhaave Museum, Leiden, Holanda.

He has worked as a researcher and museologist for the last two decades, having organized several conferences and many exhibtions. He is Director of the Pharmacy Museum, a private-owned museum, since 1994.

He is President of the Portuguese Association of Museology since 2007.

 


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