Museums and Creativity

Creativity and innovation are fundamental dimensions of human activity and essential to economic prosperity. Museums nurture creativity and innovation; they form a collective memory and create a sense of direction, and they act as a space for reflection on the present and a source of inspiration for new creative and innovative concepts.

There is a growing interest in the role of 'cultural' and 'creative' activity in the economy in the last years. Museums have proven and continue to prove their contribution to the intangible and tangible benefits for society in this regard.

To access publications and other documents that regard Museums and the Creative Economy, head to the Reading Corner.

Recent News in Museums and the Creative Economy

Toolkit for Shared Decision Making News, Collection Mobility, Learning, Cultural Creativity, Urban Development, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management, Audience Development, Sharing, Collaboration

25.01.2018 | Creative People and Places have recognised the need of making art locally accessible and release a helpful toolkit for involving local neighbourhoods in art projects.
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Museums + Heritage Awards Deadline 1 February 2018 News, Projects & Calls, Audience Development, Cultural Creativity, Cultural Tourism, Learning

24.01.2018 | For the sixteenth time the Museums + Heritage Awards will be handed out to innovative and groundbreaking projects. The application period for the awards is open until 1 February 2018.
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2018 European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) nominees News, Projects & Calls, Audience Development, Cultural Creativity, Cultural Tourism, Learning

23.01.2018 | NEMO partner European Museum Forum will announce the winners of the EMYA 2018 during the Annual Assembly of the European Museum Forum, taking place from 9 to 12 May 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.
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