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

Publication on "Cultural Participation and Well-being" News, Museums as Social Agents, Sharing

16.01.2018 | Culture plays an important role in constructing and consolidating the bases for social cohesion and inclusion and for individual and collective wellbeing. The fourth issue of the Dossier from the Social Observatory of "la Caixa"...
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Participate in Public Consultations on the Post-2020 EU Budget News, EU Culture Policy, Projects & Calls, Advocacy, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management, Intercultural Dialogue, Urban Development, Museums in a Digital World, European funding for museums

16.01.2018 | EU open consultation asks about the priorities for the EU budget including programmes and policies beyond 2020. A wide range of topics that are particularly relevant for the museum and culture sector is included. The surveys are...
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Apply for the 2018 Children in Museums Award! News, Projects & Calls, Learning, Museums as Social Agents, NEMO activities, Sharing

10.01.2018 | The Children in Museums Award recognises excellence and innovation in exhibits designed for children within the museum sector. Museums can apply until 1 March 2018 and the winners will be presented at NEMO's 26th annual...
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