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

NEMO Releases Publication on Education and Children in Museums News, Learning, NEMO activities, Museum Management, Museums as Social Agents, Audience Development, Collaboration

07.06.2018 | With the support of NEMO and the Netherlands Museums Association, Margherita Sani has conducted research on education in children museums in the Netherlands. The result of the research and a gallery of all Dutch nominees of the...
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8 Culture Organisations Release Recommendations for Building Synergies between Education and Culture News, Learning, Museums as Social Agents

25.05.2018 | Recommendations for building synergies between education and culture has been released in the hope of creating a stronger bond between the two fields. The signatories of a recent statement suggest that an inclusive society can be...
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Culture Identified as Cornerstone for a Strong European Identity News, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents

19.05.2018 | The European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session on 17 May 2018 resulted in the adoption of two important opinions, both highlighting the importance of culture and cultural heritage.
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