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

Council of Europe Museum Prize awarded to Le Mémorial ACTe News, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Museum Management, Cultural Creativity

13.12.2016 | On 9 December 2016 the Museum "Le Mémorial ACTe, Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery" in Guadeloupe, France was selected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
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International #MuseumDay launched! News, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Cultural Tourism, Urban Development, Cultural Creativity

13.12.2016 | On Monday, 12 December 2016, ICOM officially launched the International Museum Day set to take place on and around 18 May 2017.
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UNESCO High Level Forum on Museums adopts Shenzhen Declaration News, Museums as Social Agents, Intercultural Dialogue, Urban Development, Learning

01.12.2016 | During the High-Level Forum on Museums, held from 10-12 November 2016 in Shenzhen, China, the "Shenzhen Declaration on Museums and Collections" was adopted by the representatives of the UNESCO Member States.
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