Museum institution

Museum institutions are the most important parties in implementing the goals of the protection of cultural assets, as defined in the legislation.

A museum institution

  1. stands in the service of society,
  2. is open to the public,
  3. maintains an active relationship with the communities and municipalities,
  4. is not established for economic profit-making as its basic activity,
  5. provides widespread and equal access to cultural assets.

Museum institutions are in possession of the material and personal conditions required to fulfil the requirements deriving from their professional classification, whereby they provide for the tasks defined in the legislation.

To provide access to cultural values, museum institutions shall:

  1. preserve and safeguard and exhibit cultural goods arranged in a registered and documented collection in line with unified, scientific criteria and created in the framework of scientific study,
  2. ensure the possibility of research activities connected to the cultural assets,
  3. contribute to the process of life-long learning through their cultural and community educational activities,
  4. organize community cultural and other events,
  5. cooperate with educational institutions and offer museum pedagogical events to achieve in- and out-of-school educational goals,
  6. ensure the museum pedagogical processing of cultural assets, offer a continuously renewing museum pedagogical and museum andragogical programme,
  7. promote economic revival locally and nationally using their touristic appeal and offering services to visitors.


[1] Act CXL of 1997 on the protection of cultural goods, museum institutions, library services and community culture – version in force

This article based on the following document: Community development methodological guide