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

Council of Europe Museum Prize awarded to Le Mémorial ACTe News, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Museum Management, Cultural Creativity

13.12.2016 | On 9 December 2016 the Museum "Le Mémorial ACTe, Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery" in Guadeloupe, France was selected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
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International #MuseumDay launched! News, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Tourism, Urban Development, Cultural Creativity

13.12.2016 | On Monday, 12 December 2016, ICOM officially launched the International Museum Day set to take place on and around 18 May 2017.
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UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development News, Urban Development, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Creativity

19.10.2016 | The report takes on the strategic contribution of culture to sustainable urban development.
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