Updated on Oct 02, 2018
Coordinating country: Spain
Technical Panel: Members of the Intergovernmental Council
Since 2012, the OIM has been promoting research and improving the management of museum institutions and processes in the region.
It works on two fronts: driving synergies to promote the participation of member countries and developing initiatives for the production of reliable and up-to-date information, building knowledge in the museum sector in Ibero-America.
With a three-step methodology (prior diagnosis to understand the state of the issue, the definition of a common conceptual framework and development of knowledge tools), the OIM directed its first efforts to understand two fundamental aspects of the sector: the institutions of the region and its audiences.
The work resulted in the production of five major projects, generating publications, courses and the Register of Ibero-American Museums (RMI), a repository of data on the museological outlook of 17 countries. In the medium term, the plans for the RMI are to contemplate the more than nine thousand museums that make up the museological heritage of all 22 Ibero-American countries.
The Observatory of Ibero-American Museums relies on a Technical Panel featuring a representative and technical leader of 12 of the 13 member countries of the Ibermuseums Program. At the same time, a Consultative Council, composed of representatives of the Ibero-American countries that are not part of the Ibermuseums, also actively contributes to the execution of OIM projects.
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