Over the last three decades, there has been a fundamental paradigm shift in the museum field across the world that places people, and their stories and not just objects at the core of their mission and purpose. This means that museums are beginning to listen to their communities in how they can better serve them and gradually become more socially responsible.There is an increasing need for relevance that has driven these changes, resulting in a balance shift between objects and stories. No two museums are the same, they play different roles in play different places.
But museums that are socially responsible all have one thing in common: they have a passion to create social value. They go beyond research, collecting, and preserving by regarding these activities as a means rather than as ends.