Museums as Social Agents

Museums can change people's lives. They contribute to cohesive communities and reflect the history and identity of all citizens. In turn, museums live and develop by the skills and the creativity of their public and they must show their value to society.

One of the major tasks of museums is the development of their audiences, be it the reaching out for new groups underrepresented in museums or the creative engagement with visitors in and outside the museum.

To access publications and other documents that regard Museums as Social Agents, head to the Reading Corner.

Recent News in Museums as Social Agents

Call for Papers for the DCDC18 Conference News, Sharing, Audience Development, Museum Management, Museums as Social Agents, Projects & Calls

20.04.2018 | Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) has released a call for papers for their next conference taking place from 19-21 November in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
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12 Best Practices of Cultural Heritage Innovating Audience Development News, Urban Development, Cultural Tourism, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management, Audience Development

19.04.2018 | In the course of the European Year of Cultural Heritage Economía Creativa has launched the research report "Cultural Heritage Innovative Audience Development".
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Toolkit on Measuring Socially Engaged Practice News, Museum Management, Museums as Social Agents

18.04.2018 | The British Museums Association has published a toolkit on how museums can evaluate and measure social impact.
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