Former curator for the Victoria and Albert Museum Sir Roy Strong Criticizes Galleries for Safe Choices

January 21st, 2013

Sir Roy Strong, via Rex Features for The GuardianFormer curator for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Sir Roy Strong has called British art galleries and museums to task for presenting exhibitions avoiding criticism of British policy.  The harsh words come as the V&A gears up for an exhibition on David Bowie.  He says: “I always saw the role of director as primarily to lift people to paradise and to give them information and delight – and then, at another moment, claw them, so they were absolutely shocked and they were made to think about what was going on around them.”

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