chapter  12
Visitors’ opinions on the inclusion of migrants in museum exhibitions: migrant and non-migrant communities in Greece
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The key debates surrounding both migration-specific museums and various temporary projects so far can be summarized as follows: First, are these museums or projects valuable, given that they tell stories that have not been told, or do they contribute to a devaluation of contemporary migration by segregating it from other social concerns (Whitehead, Eckersley, and Mason 2012, 35; Baur 2009, 11-26)? And “does the plethora of museum projects on migration reflect an attempt on the part of the public authorities to bypass the issue under the guise of culture and so ignore it politically, or is it an encouraging sign that the missions of museums are being renewed?” (Vinson 2007, 4).