Communicating The Museum @ RMFAB Are You Ready to Participate?
On Wednesday 30 May, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium welcome 'Communicating The Museum', the world’s leading arts communication conference. The theme of the conference’s 20th edition is “Are you ready to participate?”. From 27-31 May 2018, Brussels will be the stage for 300 culture professionals to debate the changing role of museums in our society.
Today’s museums are working towards being more inclusive, encouraging participation and a greater diversity of audiences, ideas and perspectives. For visitors to feel empowered, cultural institutions must be safe spaces to meet and engage with the art but also with the community.
From community-oriented small museums to large-scale ‘hands-on’ exhibitions in larger institutions, we are witnessing a heightened importance in active engagement with audiences. Challenges remain as museums strive to meet with their audiences in genuinely participatory ways. The pressure is on museums to be more representative and to embrace community involvement.
Across a five-day programme of events, debates, workshops, talks and tours, you will discover the best museum participation initiatives, the most challenging collaborations, and the most insightful successes (and failures) in the fields of communications, education and audience engagement.