New research measures cultural impact of museums 8 Sep 2010
A new paper by Professor Sara Selwood –Making a difference: the cultural impact of museums – explores the wide range of impact and influence NMDC members and their projects have on reflecting, exploring and defining cultural heritage and cultural values in the UK.
The essay aims to provoke thinking about museums’ cultural impact and how to describe it. It focuses on museums’ contribution to sustaining and changing British national and regional identities, and how museums have, and are, reflecting the changing face of British communities. It attempts to demonstrate the differences that museum collections, exhibitions, displays and other programmes make to people: how they affect their understanding of the world and how people respond to their museum experiences.