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The Creative Museum: Toolkit Published



Implemented between 2014 and 2017, The Creative Museum [2] project has aimed to help museums open to meet people, to speak with each other and become inspired by the collections in an innovative way.

The three years of partnership and collective learning have led to the elaboration of a Toolkit [3], which has recently been published. Along the project’s iterative process, from the Analysis of Best Practices [4], the Recommendations [5] to the Toolkit [3], partners focused their thinking on three key areas, which are now reflected in this final publication:

The Creative Museum Toolkit is the result of The Creative Museum project and presents a collection of innovative and creative museum practices which add value in the three key areas. These now form the basis of three separate mini toolkits which can be used together or separately depending on personal preference. Each mini toolkit has its own introduction but each is structured in the same way. The tools are broken into three areas: individual, team and institutional. Tools are achievable and scalable depending on where readers are in their creative thinking process and how open their organisation is to introducing creative practices.

The Toolkit aims to be an inspiration for all museum professionals to be curious and implement creative and innovative practices in their institutions.

The development of the Toolkit has been co-created and co-produced by partners and expert advisors of The Creative Museum project. Each participant in the project has contributed their own valuable practices to the three core themes and provided instructions how to best implement them. The content of this publication has been developed as a direct result of team work and collective production both virtually and in-person at our partner meetings. Partners of The Creative Museum, based in several European countries, include the Chester Beatty Library [9], Dublin, an ASEMUS member.

For additional information and access to the Toolkit, please visit http://creative-museum.net/c/toolkit/ [3]