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

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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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 - funding of 8 million Euro secured News, EU Culture Policy, NEMO activities, European funding for museums, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Tourism, Museums as Social Agents

27.04.2017 | During a vote on 27 April 2017 the European Parliament decided on proper funding for cultural projects as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. The EYCH was initiated as part of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 -...
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[Call for Proposals] Intercultural Dialogue and Culture News, European funding for museums, Projects & Calls, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue

19.04.2017 | The European Commission's grant will support charitable organisations and institutions that enhance the understanding and respect for cultural and religious diversity, and those in which culture enables dialogue, social...
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