Museums and Social Responsibility

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Museums are places for ideas and dialogue that use collections, exhibitions, and programs to inspire people. The power of museums lies in acting as agents of social change. Museums are uniquely positioned to acknowledge and accept the needs, concerns, and issues of the diverse, often disenfranchised, and shifting audience landscape. As a place of dialogue and civic engagement in today’s complex world, the museum is uniquely positioned to acknowledge the issues and concerns of diverse cultural identities (race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, psychological concerns, intolerance, oppression, and more). Museums that are socially responsible all have one thing in common: they have a passion to create social value.