Inspiring engagement, debate and reflection

Museums promote learning and contemporary thought
Museums work with the public as active and creative participants in the life of the museum – using it as a space for exchanging opinions, experiences, ideas and knowledge.

Museums help us to understand and negotiate the complex world around us, encouraging us to reflect on contemporary challenges such as discrimination, poverty and climate change.

Museums use their research and collections to challenge assumptions, foster debate, and motivate people to contribute to positive change in the world.

They are not neutral spaces.

Museums inspire learning and creativity for children and adults, and work actively to ensure that a broad and diverse audience can access these opportunities at any stage in life.