Organisations have become very sensitive to criticism from activists on a range of issues. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has recently been embroiled in small controversy, in which it soon made a significant concession to a small number of vocal critics of ostensible ‘orientalism’ in a display featuring a Monet work and viewers being able to don a replica of the kimono featured in the painting. NHK had actually commissioned the replica for a similar exhibition in Japan that attracted no criticism. See article here.

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About Christopher Pokarier

australian professor of business & governance @ waseda university in tokyo researching cultural industries, economic nationality & borders, university internationalisation

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