The new Museum of Liverpool is, I think, not only a triumph of architecture, but a monument to the current zeitgeist of cultural identity. Across the UK, and maybe further afield, it seems people groups, both cultural and geographical, are wanting to re-discover and remember their history. Ventures such as the MShed in Bristol and the Museum of Liverpool are signs that people have a desire to recognise their corporate roots and shared history.
This trend could have decidedly positive social effects, namely, bringing a sense of unity to communities, and breaking down barriers between people groups within the UK. If this apparent move succeeds in enabling individuals and groups to share their past, their present and their future hopes, it can only be a positive move toward unity, equality and multiculturalism in the best sense of the word.
At the moment, this is just a though brewing in this head of mine. I'd love to know what you think on the subject.
The soaring exterior of the Museum of Liverpool // The interior labyrinth of the building //