Call for case studies about museums and political engagement

Patrick Steel, 29.04.2015
Tell us how your museum is engaging communities in history, procedures and concepts of political and social debate?
The Museums Association (MA) is calling for the museum sector to provide case studies about projects that engage communities in the history, procedures and concepts of political and social debate.

Alistair Brown, the policy officer at the MA, said: "We know that museums have the potential to inspire critical thinking about current issues, and bring about change for the better.

"As the general election approaches and public scrutiny of the political, social and environmental challenges we face increases, it seems like the right time to ask museums what they have done in the past to raise awareness and provoke debate."

Submissions should be 500 words and set out the following: a description of the project objectives and how they were achieved; how the museum worked with stakeholders; how the project was funded; and outcomes and evaluation.

All case studies need to be sent to the MA's policy intern, Emma Faulkner, by 8 May: emma.faulkner@museumsassociation.org.

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