Working Group Museums and Creative Industries

The Working Group Museums and Creative Industries is looking into the mapping of various sorts of cooperation among museums and creative sector agents. The study should give an inspiration for what is already happening in terms of creative utilising of museum collections for producing products of high added value, and point to the rich opportunities the cooperation between cultural and creative sectors can open in the years to come. First results were published in November 2015. The think tank Creative Museum has been coordinating the working group Museums and Creative Industries within the NEMO since 2014.

The Creative Europe framework provides a perfect opportunity to bring to the fore and highlight museum's potential in stimulating creative sector, thus contributing to growth and jobs - the strategic targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

The working group's aims are:

  1. To raise the profile of museums in the context of creative industries;
  2. To learn more about cooperation between museums and creative industries: what is happening and where;
  3. To prove the benefits of cooperation among cultural and creative industries for the policy makers;
  4. To stimulate future cooperation among museums and creative industries agents;

Vision

The working group Museums and Creative Industries will contribute to the increase of knowledge and expertise regarding cooperation between museums and creative industries in view to growth and jobs - the strategic objectives of Europe 2020 Strategy.

Method

Mapping innovative practice in European countries of museums and creative industries in order to highlight the multiple synergies and values - creative, connecting, wellbeing and economic - this cooperation can bring.

Activities

2017
2016
  • mapping innovative practice at the junction of creative industries and museums in selected NEMO member countries - Poland, Romania and Iceland - following mapping in Latvia in 2015
  • 7 June 2016 // Bucharest, Romania
    Working Group Meeting in Bucharest, Romania and joint attendance at the We Are Museums Conference from 6-8 June 2016
  • 12 November 2016 // Karlsruhe, Germany
    Working Group Meeting during NEMO's Annual Conference

Please note that only the recent activities of the Working Group are displayed on this page. For more information about past activities prior to 2016, please have a look at the Working Group's Archive.

Publications

NEMO's Working Group Museums and Creative Industries published a report to map cooperation in June 2015. As one of the key aspects for successful developments of creative industries, co-operations need to be analysed for their characteristics to figure out which factors play an important role for synergies and help increase the impact on the economy. For this analysis a methodology was developed and tested. The methodology was developed further and made available in the toolkit Museums and Creative Industries: Mapping Cooperation in November 2015. It also contains results from the first aplication of the toolkit to examine museums in Latvia. The research continues throughout 2016 and 2017 in several other European countries.