New report from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

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New report from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing explores the likely impact on the museum sector of the ageing demographic. More importantly perhaps, it also gives recommendations on how the sector can prepare and adapt, including lots of case studies from across the UK.

The report places emphasis on the idea of the older members of a community being an asset. It also points towards their being a possibility of a double dividend, with museums supporting age friendly communities to flourish through work with and for older people, and in turn being supported by their communities – reciprocal resilience.

(Photograph: Benedict Johnson. Copyright: Trustees of the British Museum)

 

Age Friendly Museums Network now has its own home online

Welcome to the Age Friendly Museums Network. This WordPress site will now be our home for sharing news, events, best practice and our Manifesto.

Hopefully you’ll find it simple and useful – do please let us know if you have any thoughts on the content, or if you would like to share your knowledge/experience here. We hope to build up a set of links to good practice, research and resources across the UK and beyond.