Ilaria Abbiento, visual artist from Napoli, Italy. Photography © Ilaria Abbiento

1.In your opinion what is the role of a museum?

A museum is a precious container of historical memory and art heritage, a vital space for culture. Today there are many roles that a museum should observe, for example the social one: it can represent a place for the reception of culture built on a continuous dialogue with the community.

The museum can be an essential element of social change if it is capable of investing in educational paths for children, guiding them to the formation of a critical thought so that they can develop over time the love for art, both ancient and contemporary.

Finally, another important role that a museum should enhance is to promote the work of young artists and support them economically by acquiring their works and expanding the art collections sometimes already rich in works by historicized artists.