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January 14, 2022

The City Museums Global Mapping Project

Since the turn of this century, city museums worldwide have rethought their missions, forms, and practices to become lively institutions, engaging with their cities and tackling contemporary urban issues. We are interested in learning about the different types of city museums around the globe: where they are, what they do, and how do they do it. We seek to discover how rich and diverse city museums nowadays are and to show their role as key actors in contemporary urban socio-cultural scenarios.

For this a  survey created and promoted by CAMOC (the ICOM International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities), NTUE (National Taipei University of Education), ASPAC (Asia-Pacific Alliance) and COMCOL to develop a current picture of the evolution of city museums worldwide.

Some of the questions we investigate in this survey are:  What is a city museum today? How many city museums are there in the world? How old are city museums? What are their approaches and tools?

We hope you would spare some of your time in filling out the survey