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 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] Museums in Short Awards News, Projects & Calls, Museums in a Digital World, Museums as Social Agents

08.03.2017 | Museums that have created narratives in video format related to museums from 1 January 2014 onwards are eligible to apply for the Museums in Short Awards 2017.
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