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

[Call for Participation] Creating the Hands On! Conference News, Projects & Calls, Learning, Audience Development, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Creativity

21.03.2017 | The upcoming Hands On! Conference from 11-14 October 2017 opens the floor to ideas and inputs from the Hands On! community.
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6th ENCATC Academy on Culture in External Relations: The question of culture in Europe's refugee crisis News, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Creativity, Urban Development

09.03.2017 | From 27-28 March 2017 representatives from the cultural and art sector are invited to Brussels, Belgium to share and discuss perspectives of culture's role in the refugee crisis.
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[Call for Applications] NICE Awards 2017 - Innovation in Culture and Creativity News, Projects & Calls, Cultural Creativity, Museums as Social Agents, Urban Development, Learning

08.03.2017 | The 2017 NICE Awards are titled "Creating an Inclusive World – A Call for Transformative Innovations". This year people and projects from the cultural and creative sectors that propose surprising and experimental solutions for...
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