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.

To access publications and other documents that regard Museums and the Creative Economy, head to the Reading Corner.

Recent News in Museums and the Creative Economy

Workshop on strengthening the Council of Europe’s Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy (IFCD) News, Museums as Social Agents, Urban Development, Intercultural Dialogue, Cultural Creativity, Sharing

25.07.2017 | During a workshop on 30 June in Berlin, statisticians in the cultural domain discussed the current Indicator Framework on Culture and Democracy and how it can be improved.
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Business Models, Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries: A Meta-analysis News, Cultural Creativity, Museums in a Digital World, Museum Management, Sharing

05.07.2017 | The Working Paper "Business Models, Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries: A Meta-analysis" shares the conclusions of an analysis of 20 research projects on business models in the Creative Industries.
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Publication: The economy of culture in the digital age in Europe News, Museum Management, Museums in a Digital World, Cultural Creativity, Sharing

04.07.2017 | The European Commission's Directorate-General on Education and Culture published a mapping of the creative value chains in the European Union. It takes a look at the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) in relation to digitisation.
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