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

[REGISTRATION OPEN] Open Heart Surgery - The Value of Museum Collections // NEMO's 25th Annual Conference News, NEMO activities, Collection Mobility, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management

14.07.2017 | From 9-12 November 2017, Ghent will be home to NEMO’s 25th Annual Conference and birthday event! For four days, NEMO gathers representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, and policy makers and...
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[Call for Applications] Childrens in Museums Award 2018 News, Projects & Calls, Museums as Social Agents, Audience Development, Learning

11.07.2017 | The Children in Museums Award starts into its 7th year. The prize that recognises excellence and innovation in exhibits designed for children within the museum sector is open for applications until 1 March 2018.
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Statement on the Reflection Paper on the Social Dimension of Europe News, NEMO activities, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents, Urban Development

11.07.2017 | NEMO is part of the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts which issued a statement on the reflection paper on the social dimension of Europe, issued by the European Commission. It highlights the social dimension of the...
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