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

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

Mauritshuis, The Hague.

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