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

Statement of European Alliance for Culture and the Arts on European Commission's Communication "Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture" News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Collaboration, Museums as Social Agents

20.11.2017 | The Alliance, which NEMO is part of, calls on the Commission and the Council to involve stakeholders from the cultural field and discuss policy suggestions and concrete initiatives put forward in the paper.
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New Compendium feature 2017: Summaries of national profiles News, Sharing, EU Culture Policy, Museum Management, Museums as Social Agents

16.11.2017 | The compendiums are summaries highlighting key information from the traditional Compendium country profiles and follow a decision made at the Assembly of Compendium Experts in Wroclaw (November 2015). They give certain regard to...
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European Commission Communication: Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture News, EU Culture Policy, Advocacy, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue

15.11.2017 | The European Commission adopted a communication on 14 November intended to contribute to the Leaders' meeting in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, where they will discuss the future of education and culture.
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