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

NEMO European Survey on Museums and Creative Industries. Mapping Cooperation. News, NEMO activities, Cultural Creativity, Projects & Calls, News from Our Members

30.09.2016 | The European survey on Museums and Creative Industries. Mapping Cooperation is carried out by NEMO’s working group “Museums and Creative Industries”.It aims at delivering a representative picture of patterns and trends of...
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Espresso for the mind: Crossing the divide between museums and audiences News, NEMO activities, Museums in a Digital World, Copyrights, Cultural Creativity, Museum Management

29.09.2016 | How do museums make use of all the digital potential? How does open data benefit cultural institutions? During different sessions, one hosted by NEMO's Executive Board Member Anja Schaluschke, at THE ARTS+' Espresso for the Mind...
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Call for Proposals: Showcasing cultural treasures on Europeana News, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls, Museums in a Digital World, Cultural Creativity, Audience Development

22.09.2016 | The European Commission published the call on 20 September to support the development and curation of thematic collections of outstanding artefacts, showcasing cultural movements of European significance, on Europeana.
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