One of the main goal of the Mu.SA project is to address the increasing disconnection between formal education and training and the world of work in the museum sector. In order to achieve this goal MU.SA the project was conceived in different phase:

Research :

  • Design and development of training methodologies and contents
  • Piloting ( MOOC – Massive Open Online Course and Specialisation course)
  • Evaluation

In this section you can find the main project results of each phase:

Research phase

In order to achieve this goal, the consortium investigated which digital and transferable competences are fundamental in order to support museum professionals and help them in their efforts to make museums thrive in a digital environment by capitalising on and revising the results of the eCult Skills project.

The findings will be used in order to develop training programmes in various different formats such as the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), European specialisation courses with face-to-face classes, as well as e-learning and workplace learning, in line with the specific needs of the museum sector.

From December 2016 to March 2017 the partners carried out a mapping of professional competences, with the involvement of eighty-one experts in Europe, ranging from museum directors to policy makers, researchers, freelancers, etc. This study was conducted through interviews and focus groups, and it aimed to ensure a balance between various different points of views. A mapping of training provisions was also carried out by means of desk research and an online survey.

The research led to three main outputs:

 The Museum of the Future: Insights and reflections from 10 international museums” by Symbola and Melting Pro
Please download the short version here.
Please download the full version here (Available soon).

 “The Museum Professionals in the Digital Era.  Agents of change and innovation”

  Report “Emerging Job Profiles for museum professionals”  (Available soon).


  • Read the 1st newsletter of the Mu.SA project here.