S. Macdonald: »„Who decides what should be displayed? How are notions of ‘science’“ and ‘objectivity’ mobilized to justify particular representations? Who gets to speak in the name of ‘science’, ‘the ’public’ or ‘the nation’? What are the processes, interest groups and negotiations involved in constructing an exhibition? What is ironed out or silenced? And how does the content and style of an exhibition inform public understandings?«

Sharon Macdonald: Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition. An introduction to the politics of display. In: Sharon Macdonald (Hg.): The Politics of Display. Museums, Science, Culture, London 2006, S. 1–24, S. 1.