The EU-LAC museums project and community-based museums

Karen Elizabeth Brown, Marie Claverie, Karin Weil

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For four years, the EU-LAC Museums project researched community empowerment and state-of-the-art initiatives in museums and in Europe and LAC and then created new research prisms to foster good relations between these regions through shared histories and a common vision. Throughout this process, the consortium oscillated between pushing the boundaries of given museum definitions and trying to locate a working definition for the project. The term ‘community-based museums’ became key to this process, providing a cornerstone for bi-regional museological understanding. This chapter explores this collaborative process and presents the findings of our survey ‘What is a community museum in your region?’
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunities and museums in the 21st century
Subtitle of host publicationshared histories and climate action
EditorsKaren Brown, Alissandra Cummins, Ana S. González Rueda
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781003288138
ISBN (Print)9781032291277, 9781032288413
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2023

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NameICOM advances in museum research


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