Museums and their missions, responsibilities and their modes of engagement with communities are in a constant process of transformation in response to social and economic developments at local, national and global level. There is a need for museums to stay relevant and to be responsive to social and environmental issues such as migration, research and innovation. Relating to different sectors, getting out of the box, and creating and adding value to them through the museum work, is happening at every level and with the most diverse sectors already. Museums need to show their impact though – how can we do that?
Within the conference, NEMO wants to show how much museums already demonstrate impact and value within their local communities and with stakeholders at different levels, not the least to attract funding and ongoing support from public and private sectors. The discussion and examples shall promote an integrated, holistic and transversal approach to cultural heritage that will contribute to the 10 European Initiatives that the European Commission intends to implement in the frame of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The aim of these initiatives is to ensure the Year's legacy beyond 2018 and to make a positive EU policy impact for heritage in the future.
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