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for our museums.

2.3In realising this vision, this policy will have been effective if:

Museums are considered welcoming places, visited, valued and enjoyed by greater numbers.

Museums are seen as safe places in which to explore and participate in diverse types of community activity.

Museums have developed better ways of communicating with the communities they serve, reflecting community interests in the programmes and services they provide.

Museums have made a significant contribution to good community relations in Northern Ireland.

Museums are widely recognised and used as centres of education, scholarship and learning, with more people participating in organised educational visits.

The museum sector is more cohesive and integrated, well supported, governed and managed, and recognised for its contributions to broader agendas for the development of Northern Ireland.

The people who work in museums have the necessary skills and access to training in order to provide high quality visitor experiences.

Museums have developed their collections, and raised standards in collections management and care.

Museums are recognised by government and the public as important and valued contributors to tourism and economic development.

Museums have contributed to enhancing a positive profile for Northern Ireland abroad.

Museums are connected with national and international agendas, networks and professional practice to ensure that they continue to be at the forefront of contemporary standards.

Museums are actively seeking a sustainable future.

Publicly funded museums are implementing the cultural rights of all citizens as set out in the international human rights conventions to which the UK has subscribed and in particular, those in Appendix 1.

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