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.
The Museum through the Perspective of the Blind and Visually Impaired News | Museums as Social Agents | Museum Management | Audience Development | Learning
An article from the American Alliance of Museums offer suggestions of how the museum experiences can be made more accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Articulate and Measure Museums’ Social Impact News | Museums as Social Agents | Museum Management | Audience Development | Sharing
The Oakland Museum of California, USA, is in the process of investigating what kind of impact the museum has on the local community. The research is still on-going and as part of understanding the museum’s potential social impact,...
Call for Proposals for the 2019 UK Museums Association Conference and Exhibition News | Museums as Social Agents | News from Our Members | Projects & Calls
The UK Museums Association accepts proposals for sessions for the upcoming Conference & Exhibition, which takes place from 3-5 October 2019 in Brighton, the UK, until 3 February 2019.