Museums and Creativity

Creativity and innovation are fundamental dimensions of human activity and essential to economic prosperity. Museums nurture creativity and innovation; they form a collective memory and create a sense of direction, and they act as a space for reflection on the present and a source of inspiration for new creative and innovative concepts.

There is a growing interest in the role of 'cultural' and 'creative' activity in the economy in the last years. Museums have proven and continue to prove their contribution to the intangible and tangible benefits for society in this regard.

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Recent News in Museums and the Creative Economy

Creative Museum Collaborations across Sectors...

From 9-13 June 2019, the NEMO Working Group Museums and Creative Industries met at the Museum Island Reserve Sviyazhsk in Russia. Apart from discussing their upcoming activates and visiting museums in the region, some of the...

NEMO Members Celebrate Museums in May

This weekend both ICOM’s initiative International Museum Day and the European Night of Museums take place. NEMO asked its members what they or their members are planning. ´

International Museum Day Theme: Museums as...

On 18 May 2019, the International Museum Day (IMD) takes place across the world. The role of museums in society is forever changing as they adapt to new needs, trends and demands. In a sense museums have become cultural hubs where...