Through a number of innovative Outreach projects, the Museum of Copenhagen is entering into dialogue and exchanging roles with the citizens of Copenhagen.
New voices at the museum
Outreach is about creating a new kind of dialogue, both internally within the museum and externally towards the surrounding society. The motivating factor underlying this new approach is the desire to increase the variety of narratives represented within the museum, together with a desire to make room for the voices and communities that traditionally have not been represented within the museum's public programmes.
The museum listens while the target groups tell their stories
Outreach is an innovative practice ideal for museum endeavours. In actual practice this means that the Museum of Copenhagen doesn't just see itself as an institution that has to reach out to the citizens with a view to teaching others. Instead the museum listens to the needs, wishes and last but not least the stories of the citizens of Copenhagen themselves. Outreach is a reciprocal process, whereby both parties listen to and learn from one another.
Read about the current Outreach project Take a look at Sydhavnen
One of the Museum of Copenhagen's Outreach projects was set in the Nørrebro neighbourhood