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

Culture Action Europe reflects on "Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations" News, EU Culture Policy, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Creativity, Audience Development

11.04.2017 | Adding to the conversation, Culture Action Europe (CAE) recently shared its reflections on the joint communication ‘Towards a joint strategy…’ and the opinions being developed by the EESC and CoR.
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Winners of European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards announced News, Projects & Calls, Museum Management, Collection Mobility, Museums as Social Agents, Learning

05.04.2017 | On 5 April the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the 29 winners from 18 countries selected from 202 applications. From the winners a public choice will be selected by 3 May 2017.
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G7 Cultural Summit: Discussions and Results News, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, EU Culture Policy, Urban Development

03.04.2017 | From 30-31 March 2017 the first G7 Cultural Summit was held in Florence, Italy. The safeguarding of cultural heritage and the role of culture for intercultural dialogue were discussed during the meeting of the cultural ministers...
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