Please note: Due to the Covid19 pandemic and its consequences, the launch of the Museums as Ritual Sites project website has been delayed.

We hope to make a start with it early 2021! Thank you for your patience.

Museums as Ritual Sites is a celebration and critical engagement with Carol Duncan’s Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums (Routledge, 1995). Published 25 years ago, this book changed the way we understand the cultural role of museums.

This project will bring together interdisciplinary experts from across the globe to address the question: How do museums function as ritual sites today?

Want to share your answers to this question?

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This project is supported by:
Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht;
Centre for Religion and Heritage, University of Groningen;
Miami University, Ohio.