1. What is the MUSEUMAC network?
The MUSEUMAC Network– Museum Network in Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries, sets out to design a network of museums in Macaronesia, so as to create a promotional unit of the museums, significantly boosting the image and competitiveness of the participating regions. To enhance an inter-regional museum network with a greater capacity of visitor flows, take people to enjoy museological heritage and contribute to the diversification in the range of tourist products constitute the project objectives.
2. What type of projects / activities are carried out over the course of the MUSEUMAC project?
The initiatives scheduled in the context of this project are aimed at the joint dissemination and promotion, the production of promotional material and the development of a product line of participating museums, using modern, up-to-date language so as to boost the attraction of new audiences, young people, tourists and the elderly.
The activities include: the creation of the MUSEUMAC website to disseminate the museological realities of the island as well as of the Project itself; the launch of virtual and temporary exhibitions; initiatives of an educational nature; the launch of various publications; inter alia.
Geographically speaking, the proposed activities are carried out in the Archipelagos of Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries. However, the coverage of the website and the exhibitions held will obviously be worldwide.
3. All activities are carried out jointly by the 4 partner Regions?
As this is a project which takes place as part of a partnership, the activities schedule encompasses the participation of the four partner regions in joint promotion and dissemination activities as is the case of the website.
However, each partner has the possibility to project museological and cultural actions of individual initiative, bearing in mind the requirements and realities of its Region.
4. 4. How is work between partners coordinated?
The methodology found to make this project feasible is identified and derives from work in partnership/network, boosting the experiences, interactions and a more detailed knowledge of museological realities and institutions as well as of the agents and teams involved, with a view to a common scheduling which is coordinated with the guidelines of each entity, bearing in mind a reclassification of its structures and an improvement in the services provided.
It is envisaged that periodic meetings will be held to ensure permanent contact between the Archipelagos so that there is full collaboration, not only as regards the sharing of information and methodologies but also to facilitate mutual support in settling the common or specific problems of each Archipelago in any of its fields of competences.