European Group on Museum Statistics

This is the task of EGMUS: Collect national museum data and present them in a way that everyone may partake in the experiences of every other. To achieve this, EGMUS has necessarily to collect ideas and conceptions about museums and the ways to describe them. EGMUS is in itself an example for the European way of integration: Noone is forced to change his conceptions (e.g. of what a museum is). It is basically for the purpose of comparison and of understanding one another that something like a fundamental-conception has to be found. With an European administration more and more centralised such commonly agreed basic concepts are getting even more important.

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