LEM – The Learning Museum is a network project funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig (2010-2013) which aims to establish a permanent network and webspace for museums and adult educators to participate in a learning society and in a knowledge based Europe.
To keep up with change, museums are not only expected to be learning places, but learning organisations themselves: learning from the communities, from the public, from their stakeholders, and also from other agencies, with whom they have to build alliances to accomplish the ambitious objectives set by policies at national and European level and meet the challenges of the future decades.
Starting with 23 partners from 17 European countries and the United States of America, LEM aims to create a network of museums and cultural heritage organisations, to ensure that they can play an active role with regard to lifelong learning and to raise awareness among decision makers at national and European level.
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It will do so through working groups focusing on specific issues, international conferences and meetings, the publication and dissemination of thematic reports and the piloting of a mobility scheme for museum educators within the partner countries to support peer learning and the exchange of knowledge at European level.
Through its partners and associates, LEM expects to reach the global museum and heritage community and a large part of the adult education sector.
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The website has a very interesting and growing collection of resources and links, as well as a Multimedia Library.
The LEM partners are organising the International conference “The Open and Learning Museum” on October 12, 2011 in Tampere, Finland.