Insights from the first MOI! Stakeholders Forum

On 10 November 2020, German museum professionals were invited to exchange with colleagues in a digital Stakeholders Forum organised within the framework of the project MOI! Museums of Impact. A recent report compiles the outcomes of the meeting, which focused on what German museum professionals would expect from the MOI! self-evaluation model.

The MOI! Stakeholder Forum in Berlin was organised with three main goals in mind.

  1. To introduce the German museum landscape to the MOI! Project and the self-evaluation framework.
  2. To engage the participants in a discussion about the self-evaluation framework.
  3. To analyse the outcomes of the Stakeholder Forum to integrate the perspective of the German museum landscape into the development of the MOI! self-evaluation model.

The analysis and interpretation of the first discussion yielded seven themes showcasing which topics would be important and relevant for the participants of the MOI! Stakeholder Forum Berlin when considering the role of museum in society. The identified themes were:

  • Agenda Setting & Democracy
  • Local Community & Dialogue
  • Museums and Society
  • Processes & Communication
  • Memory Institution & Heritage Interpretation
  • Digital Engagement
  • Sustainability

In the second discussion, three questions yielded separate sets of themes:

  • Management and Reflection & Changing Perspective
  • Team Building, Institution and Network
  • Resources, Structures & Hierarchies and External perspective.

Read the full report for more insights and details.

The Stakeholders Forum was organised by the Institute for Museum Research of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

MOI! Museums of Impact

MOI! Museums of Impact is a three-year EU project dedicated to developing a self-evaluation framework for museums. The framework is meant to be used by museums as a tool to evaluate their practices and organisation - with the impact on society in mind. Using the tool will help museums take a transversal look at their activities, engage in internal discussions on the aims and goals of their work, share views and set development targets. The self-evaluation framework developed by the Finnish Heritage Agency serves as a starting point in this project.

MOI! is a European cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme. The project activities are joined by 11 partners from Europe and will continue until the end of November 2022. This project is coordinated by the Finnish Heritage Agency (FI) and partners with the following organisations: BAM! Strategie Culturali (IT); Directorate of Archaeological Museums, Exhibitions and Educational Programmes (DAMEEP) of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (GR); Deutscher Museumsbund/NEMO Network of Museum Organisations (DE); Museum of Cycladic Art (GR); Estonian National Museum (EE); Finnish Museums Association (FI); European Museum Academy (NL); Museum Council of Iceland (IS); Institute for Museum Research of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (DE); MUSIS Steirischer Museumsverband (AT).