This webinar explores why museums gather in networks and their impact. Benefits and challenges of organisational museum networks are explored by considering examples from the field. Further, it offers some practical guidelines on how to set up and coordinate such networks, especially when it comes to international collaboration.
Networks are not a new phenomenon but are at the core of societal constitution. However, the notion appears more adequate nowadays than ever. Social networks are considered to be one of the most appropriate organisational forms of the 21st century given their flexible, adaptable, non-hierarchical and open character. In a world of disorder and uncertainty, they offer the opportunity to combine efforts, quickly connect people and knowledge and provide orientation, although they often struggle to sustain continuity.