Social Value


NEMO believes that museums can change lives. Museums are for and about people. For museums to be truly accountable they must be able to communicate with all generations of the communities they serve. Museums have the potential to strengthen the social fabric of society and act as meeting places for different cultures.


To highlight the value of museums to society by contributing to agendas on health, social justice, poverty, education, tolerance and understanding.


Museums are not automatically thought of as capable of contributing to or having an impact on social agendas.


  • for museums to be recognised as organisations that can have a significant impact on
    many current European social agendas