With responsive and significant new roles opening up for museums in society, ‘We Are Museums 2019’ aims to align museums as places of inclusive growth and sustainable development, where the social and environmental impact they make are the primary metrics.
As museum professionals, we share a responsibility for the future of the communities we work in, as well as for the planet. And as trusted institutions with a clearly-defined purpose, museums are transformative tools and significant civic resources.
We can influence social, educational, health and environmental issues that are vital today.
Museums have the power to work on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, by understanding the values and behaviours of the Goals and incorporating them into their work.