Museums as Social Agents

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.

Recent News in Museums as Social Agents

Free NEMO Webinar on Museums and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals    News | Museums as Social Agents | Museum Management | NEMO activities

 |  Leading up to NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019, the next free NEMO Webinar will also deal with museums and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On 7 October 2019 at 14:00 CEST, Jasper Visser, Strategy consultant,...
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Guest Critics that Rarely Visit Museums help them to be more Accessible and Inclusive    News | Museums as Social Agents | Museum Management | Audience Development

 |  The programme Look at Art. Get Paid, founded by Maia Chao and Josephine Devanbu, presents an opportunity for people that rarely visit art museums to visit one as guest critics. The one time art critic gets paid and the institution...
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Call for Proposals for ICOM Journal on Gender and Museums    News | Museums as Social Agents | Projects & Calls

 |  For an upcoming ICOM Museum Journal special on gender and museums, ICOM and CFP have issued a call for proposals. Submit abstracts for papers that explore museums’ ability to lead the way in terms of institutional change on issues...
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