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.

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Recent News in Museums and the Creative Economy

Registration for Hands On! Conference opens on 28 April 2017 News, Learning, Cultural Creativity, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue

12.04.2017 | The next Hands On! Conference of the International Association of Children in Museums will be held from 11-14 October 2017 in Pisek, Pilsen and Prague, Czech Republic.
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World Art Day on 15 April 2017 News, Projects & Calls, Cultural Creativity, Intercultural Dialogue

11.04.2017 | 15 April does not only mark Leonardo da Vinci's birthday, but also the World Art Day initiated by the International Association of Art.
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Culture Action Europe reflects on "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Creativity, Audience Development

11.04.2017 | Adding to the conversation, Culture Action Europe (CAE) recently shared its reflections on the joint communication ‘Towards a joint strategy…’ and the opinions being developed by the EESC and CoR.
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