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

Culture Identified as Cornerstone for a Strong European Identity News, EU Culture Policy, Museums as Social Agents

19.05.2018 | The European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session on 17 May 2018 resulted in the adoption of two important opinions, both highlighting the importance of culture and cultural heritage.
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Ecsite calls for Clear Citizen Involvement in Science and Innovation Process in the New FP9 News, Museums as Social Agents, Advocacy

05.05.2018 | The European Network of Science Centers and Museums, Ecsite, recently released a position paper with opinions and recommendations on the future Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9).
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Call for Papers for the DCDC18 Conference News, Sharing, Audience Development, Museum Management, Museums as Social Agents, Projects & Calls

20.04.2018 | Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) has released a call for papers for their next conference taking place from 19-21 November in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.
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