Last week in Dublin, I took part in the kick-off of the follow-up of the Creative Museum Project, the Making Museum. One of the focus areas of the Creative Museum was the collaboration between creative communities and cultural institutions. How can museums create spaces and opportunities for the creativity of their audiences?
In the Creative Museum Project, we both collected case studies of successful collaborations, as well as tools and approaches to make this happen within your institution. We will build upon this experience in the Making Museum Project.
I believe the question of collaboration between different types of organisations and individuals, and how to approach and design this, is one of the big challenges for the next decade. Museums and all kinds of organisations are recognising that the only way to be successful in a hyper-connected world is to work together. As the related trend in Cards for Culture says, “The rationale for sharing resources, people and ideas is crystal clear,” but working together is not easy, and every creative collaboration requires partners to rethink both their practice and the merits of working together.
New creative collaborations are popping up everywhere, and the results of these experiments often result in dynamic new organisations that re-envision the way people and ideas come together. In Dublin, I visited three examples of such creative collaborations, each providing fresh ideas about what this may look like in the future:Read More »