International Museum Day 2014 - Museum Collections Make Collections

Museum Collections Make Collections

Museums are living institutions that help create bonds between visitors, generations and cultures around the world. The museum is an institution that preserves and communicates the past, yet it is grounded in the present. It is a link between the generations, as it allows present and future generations to better comprehend their origins and history.

There are four sub-themes suggested to organize the event and develop an activity program linked with the theme:

  • Design a visit tour. This theme reminds that an exhibition is made around museum items: the museum interprets the historic and scientific connections between these objects, thanks to a visit tour designed to "tell a story".
  • An intergenerational link. Museums keep the relationship between a community and its history alive. They are spaces for dialogue between generations.
  • Displaying heritage in a modern way. Museums have quickly been able to seize the communication and mediation opportunities offered by new media and have broken away from the old-fashion image they once had.
  • Collaboration between museum institutions or with other organization. Sharing collections as well as experience among museums is a good way to improve comprehension and emphasize intercultural exchanges. Partnerships with other structures, cultural or not, can also contribute to the museum's mission.