World platform for

ecomuseums and community museums

Welcome to the cooperation Charter International Platform, virtual and interactive, for exchanges and experience sharing.

We want to connect all national Ecomuseum and Community Museum networks, existing or to be established and all other heritage and landscape NGOs. It should produce a multilingual documentary and bibliographic pool of resources on ecomuseology and its best practices.

Linguistic versions: ITALIANO

"Drop by drop become a river"

Why "Drops"? It's the metaphore that Gerard Corsane used at the 2016 ICOM General Conference. This platform is like drops of water which become rivers and, through rivers, come to the sea and arrive worldwide.

“Network drop” also means the node of a computer network.

What you can do:

Read the invitation letter. Adopt and sign the Milan Cooperation Charter. Click here to compile the online membership form.

This is a "not yet public" participatory website. You can easily modify texts (they are on google drive files), insert maps and video or other stuffs. We are using google drive files to easily migrate the shared contents into the official website . Try and enjoy. (You have frist to ask permission to modify the website to the webmaster).

subscribe to the Linkedin circle to share studies, researches and pubblications.

or subscribe to our facebook group to have more information daily

send at the adress photos and documents that represent the best the activity of your community ecomuseum/museum to implement the notice board on Pinterest

What can we do together:

1. continuing to build a solid foundation for ecomuseums, based on sound research that links community/regional cultural needs/opportunities to ecomuseum strategies for public engagement and to measurable cultural outcomes (at various levels - impacts on individuals, groups/communities, local organizations, environmental systems resilience and more).

#1 means a research, discussion and continuing education programme, the creation of linguistic zones, periodic Forums like the Milan one.

Maybe you are interested in 2016 forum, literature and projects sections.

2. fostering new ecomuseums, based on sound methods of community engagement, community visioning, strategies to add cultural value (culture in the broad sense of how people live their lives), measures of success and related feedback loops.

#2 means a collaborative policy offering to all ecomuseum projects the help of colleagues of the same or of another country, a sort of coaching

You can see the movies below and the "tools" chapter in literature section. Then you can ask us for help!

3. helping existing museums to incorporate the holistic approach of ecomuseums - thereby shifting the focus of traditional museums towards adaptations that will help repurpose and realign mainstream museums with the changing cultural needs of communities within our increasingly pluralistic, urban and globalized world.

#3 would instrumentalize ecomuseums and community museums as experience and methodology providers for all kind of official Heritage institutions (museums, monuments, sites, nature parks, local associations) and a structural link with both ICOM, ICOMOS, UNESCO.

You can see the project section

Perhaps there are other ways to imagine the range of tasks needed to create change within the museum world that will translate into positive cultural change within communities and human systems.

A #4 would be the Drops Platform, which would become the operational communication tool for the other three goals.

Write us your suggestions!


  • The abstracts and the posters of the Ecomuseums and community museums Forum in 2016 ICOM General Conference were published. >>read more (click the “brochures” links).
  • The full papers will be edited and published online in 2017 by the Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
  • Call for papers: DEBATING THE LANDSCAPE. Didactical issues, learning processes, training. deadline 2017, feb 5. >>read more

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Let fill the world of drops...

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The Steering Committee of the Milan Cooperation Charter:

Raul Dal Santo (Italia)

Hugues de Varine (France)

Óscar Navajas Corral (España)

Karen Brown (Scotland)

Heloisa Helena Costa (Brasil)

Douglas Worts (Canada)

Kazuoki Ohara (Japan)

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Technical Secretariat: Francesca Pandolfi (Italia)

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