Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III Interviewed in Art Newspaper

November 12th, 2019

Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, gets an interview this week in Art Newspaper, and discusses his strategy for the future of the museum system. “Some of it is finding the tension between tradition and innovation. If 29 million people come to the Smithsonian every year, that means millions more will never get here,” he says. “And so, thinking about how effectively we reach outside of Washington. And then crafting the virtual Smithsonian [online], which gives people traditional access to our collections and expertise, but also lets them view the Smithsonian through the lens of innovation, race or American identity.”

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