Report Open Access
Brown, Karen (editor and author); Weil, Karin (editor and author); Cummins, Alissandra (editor and author); Antas, Mário; Barriteau, Eudine; Brown, Jamie Allan; Cassidy, Catherine Anne; Claverie, Marie; Hermosilla Plà, Jorge; Keohane, Kate; Martinez, Ronald; Miller, Alan; Repetto Málaga, Luís
EU policy can consider and include EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project findings. A great deal can be achieved in and
through community-based museums, as distinguished from mainstream museums often associated with
certain demographics and funding structures that receive state attention and support. Community-based
museums offer a lens through which to interrogate both macro and micro, global and local relations.
Community-based museums are often under-represented in policy directions, and yet our research findings
demonstrate that social engagement and pro-active strategies advanced through these entities have the
potential to challenge and enhance existing EU policy that seeks to contribute to development in Latin America
and the Caribbean, making it more relevant and sustainable for the future.
The approach to most of our work can be described as grass-roots. It involves the communities we work with
at all stages of the research and innovation process – from conception to planning, implementation,
dissemination and evaluation – to ensure that the impact is felt within communities. By way of the Brussels
Policy Round Table and this report, we aspire to create a bridge between policy and practice, allowing
community voices to speak back through our project outputs to the policy makers and funders whose priorities
we are implementing.
Report on a Policy Round Table by EU-LAC-MUSEUMS held at the European Commission offices, Brussels, 29 April 2019.pdf