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only that they are not generally treated as being so by national political actors. The consequence of this is that while on occasion museums and museum policy can become matters of political moment they are generally left to their own devices, allowing internal actors a freedom of action and room for manoeuvre that is not always to be found in other policy sectors.


these underlined parts mean that -> sometimes museums and museum policy become means for some kind of political issues? And they are free to use their own ways or make own decisions?

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car train 329on occasion museums and museum policy can become matters of political moment, they are generally left to their own devices ...

Sometimes museums and museum policy can become important in the world of politics (which implies that the government may interfere with their operations), but usually they are left alone to do as they wish.

"of moment" ~ "important (usually for the influence they have)"

CJ