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

British Museums Association publishes manifesto News, News from Our Members, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management

11.05.2017 | The Museums Association (MA) has published a manifesto outlining what museums, galleries and heritage sites require from the next UK government.
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NEMO at Annual Conference of German Museums Association News, NEMO activities, Museums as Social Agents, Copyrights, News from Our Members

10.05.2017 | NEMO's chair David Vuillaume was invited to join a discussion on the current museum definition and NEMO's Secretary General Julia Pagel presented the results of NEMO's study on Museums and Copyright as part of the Annual...
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European Museum of the Year Award 2017 - Winner announced News, Museums as Social Agents, Audience Development, Urban Development, Learning, NEMO activities

09.05.2017 | On 6 May 2017 the EMYA and the Council of Europe Museum Prize were presented for the 40th time. The MEG – Museum of Ethnography, Geneva, Switzerland received the EMYA trophy, The Egg by Henry Moore.
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