Learning Exchange on Museums and Social Impact

The Museums Association UK was honoured to host a group of museum professionals from across Europe on 6-7 December 2018 on a Learning Exchange supported by NEMO. Participants from Belgium, Germany, Georgia, Denmark, Iceland and the United Kingdom joined the capacity building activity.

The seven participants spent two days at the Museums Association's offices in London learning about the MA’s Museums Change Lives campaign. The group shared ideas from their respective countries about how museums can play an active role in society and support communities to live healthier, better lives. They also discussed initiatives such as the MA’s Collections 2030 programme, which looks at the future of museum collections, and the MA’s Transformers programme, which helps mid-career museum professionals to bring radical change to their institutions. The exchange included trips to the Wellcome Collection and the worksite for the new Museum of London, which is due to open in 2023. Both museums offered fascinating insights into how the sector in the UK is working directly with communities to support social change, education and understanding of contemporary life.

Access the programme here.

Watch the trailer about Museums Change Lives.