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

New NEMO Publication: Museums and Creative Industries in Progress News, NEMO activities, Cultural Creativity, Audience Development, Sharing, Collaboration

19.12.2017 | As a result of research conducted by NEMO's Working Group Museums and Creative Industries, a report on the current situation of collaborations between creative industries and museums was published, along with a condensed version...
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ENCATC Research Award goes to PhD thesis on museums and their business models News, Cultural Creativity, Museum Management, Sharing

14.11.2017 | On 28 September 2017, Dr. Rebecca Amsellem received the 4th ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management for her PhD thesis "The international strategies of museums and their new business models", which will...
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Finland selects its Museum of the Century News, News from Our Members, Cultural Creativity

26.10.2017 | The Museum Centre Vapriikki, which is situated in Tampere, has been crowned Museum of the Century by musician A.W. Yrjänä at the Cultural Gala of the Century on 18 October 2017.
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