Pretty good opinion piece in the TC today by Martin Segger. He supports the new museum project from a leftist perspective (cheaper than a couple of F35s or a stretch of highway, old exhibits are no longer inclusive, climate change, grand vision necessary, people always object to cultural investments until they’re completed, etc.)
All plausible arguments rendered more or less irrelevant, in my opinion, by the fact that people are literally dying from lack of medical care and can hardly afford to drive to work. Not to mention the complete lack of public consultation prior to this grandiose proposal.
He does note that the current exhibits were actually developed in consultation with the FNs. He also advocates for the democratization of the museum board, though it’s not exactly clear what that means.