Gathering Space, Cultural Forum, Local Service
The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism fulfills an ethical, cultural, and civic mission. All of its initiatives and services reflect a wider ambition founded upon values (freedoms, tolerance, humanism, openness to debate, etc.) that transcend ideological differences and purely material conditions.
The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism strives to be many things at once: a gathering space that defends the values of hospitality, trust, and inclusion; a cultural forum for knowledge sharing, educating a point of view, honing critical thinking, and mixing ideas and cultures; and a cultural service for the local community, with adjusted hours of operation to reflect modern life, a tiered fee schedule, and personalized visits and services, thanks to visit experience tools and accommodations for different visitor profiles.
A Collaborative and Inclusive Museum and Memorial of Terrorism
The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism is for all visitors and can adjust to accommodate all visit types. It is an inclusive and collaborative space.
Pre-teens and teens are a priority at the Museum and Memorial of Terrorism, which seeks to provide this group with educational resources as well as a space for reflection and self-development, across all visit types (with family, school, or friends), including both physical and virtual visits to the website. This is a space where pre-teens and teens can build social relationships and develop open-mindedness to others.
The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism strives to reach out to all visitor types, thanks to regularly updated exhibitions, traveling programming, personalized visitor experiences, and cultural programming that strongly features readings and lectures, live performances, and documentary films. It will also offer special activities in the form of workshops for families and studio’labs for students.
The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism’s digital platform will allow it to build a personalized and lasting relationship with the public, make its collections and databases accessible, launch participative collections drives, and archive resources and conversations.
In line with the principle of collaborative design promoted by twenty-first century museums, the Museum and Memorial of Terrorism will offer future users the opportunity to participate on different committees: local, associations, visitors, educational.
With the aim of encouraging visits from atypical museumgoers—“visitors typically prevented from attending due to distance, isolation, marginalization, hardship, or other reasons”—the Museum and Memorial of Terrorism intends to create strong ties with social service organizations. In a mission of universal accessibility. the building and museum experience will be outfitted for people with disabilities (motor, hearing, visual, mental). The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism will establish partnerships with associations of and for adults and young people with disabilities.
As part of initiatives to provide support to victims and beyond, the Museum and Memorial of Terrorism would like to contribute to the mental and physical well-being of users thanks to the inclusion of art in the museum. This is known as museum therapy or art therapy. The Museum and Memorial of Terrorism could work with health, social, and museum institutions to implement this innovative initiative.
On another level, the Museum and Memorial of Terrorism will promote programming to tourism operators, federations of expert guides, and works councils.