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

From Museum Education to Audience Engagement - Publication by the Finnish Association for Museum Education Peedali News, Audience Development, Museums as Social Agents, Learning, Cultural Creativity

10.01.2017 | The publication presents relevant themes discussed during the international seminar of the same name held in Helsinki, Finland in May 2015.
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Museums and Heritage Awards 2017: International Award - Open for Entry News, Projects & Calls, Cultural Creativity, Museums in a Digital World, Museum Management, Audience Development

03.01.2017 | The International Award is one of the eleven Museums and Heritage Awards, which honour best practice within the museum world, galleries and cultural and heritage visitor attractions. The International Award is open for cultural...
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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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