The project “How museums, galleries, libraries and archives contribute to lifelong learning” involves 9 partners from different EU countries: Ludzas pilsētas galvenā bibliotēka (Latvia), Gaziantep İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü/ Gaziantep Provincial Education Directorate (Turkey), Trakya Üniversitesi Sultan II. Bayezid Külliyesi Sağlık Müzesi (Trakya University Complex of Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum) (Turkey), ADPI (Association pour le Développement et la Pédagogie de l’Individualisation) (France), Universität Bielefeld (Germany), Istıtuzıone Gıan Franco Mınguzzı Della Provıncıa Dı Bologna (Italy), Siauliu miesto savivaldybes viesoji biblioteka (Lithuania), Muzeum Regionalne w Debicy/ Regional Museum in Debica (Poland), Unıversıdade Dos Açores (Portugal).

Museums, libraries and archives play a vital role in encouraging everyone to carry on learning through their lives and they make an important contribution to establishing solidified and united communities. Learning is a core element of their services.

Project aims are:

  • Clarify the role: which role small museums, libraries and archives play in supporting lifelong learning in the EU and country levels;
  • Identify the contribution: how they can contribute to promoting the access to ICT;
  • Outreach: how to better tackle the learning needs of disadvantaged groups in terms of rendering them lifelong learning possibilities;
  • Fulfil the specific learning needs of cultural educators working in small museums, archives and libraries.


The project partnership is composed of several organizations committed to the sector, which through a need analysis process, have underpinned the several needs still in place and the needs to be tackled to forge and strive a better relationship among lifelong learning and museums, archives and libraries located in small municipalities or not leading tourism destination across the EU.

Staff of the partners organizations will be involved into the project activities via: project meetings, best practices on the issue tackled, project monitoring and evaluation activities, participation in the international conference, decision-making process about training contents and mobilities, project product drafting.      

The partners will address the following subjects:

  • improvement of the family learning practice;
  • development of Reading Group Movement or Living Library Movement;
  • opening and digitalising the archival materials;
  • developing digital services;
  • investigation of how the digital revolution will increase the public access to library, museum and archive stocks;
  • examination of the target groups/users/customers;
  • how to involve non-library/museum/archive user groups;
  • match the Swedish, British, Danish and Finnish standards;
  • address specific needs of cultural educators.

Project results and outcomes are:

  • Project account in Facebook
  • 6 project meetings
  • Partners’ presentations
  • 7 newsletters
  • Guidelines
  • 3 press conferences in each country and publications in local press/websites
  • Internet Repository “Best Practices”
  • 8 national training sessions for local cultural operators/educators
  • Project partners’ mailing/contact list
  • E-leaflets
  • Final conference “How museums, galleries, libraries and archives contribute to lifelong learning”