Argentine Museum Registry

Secretariat of Cultural Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Argentine Museum Registry (RMA by its acronym in Spanish) is a digital platform that displays the diversity of museums throughout the country, with the aim of valuing and making our cultural heritage known to the public.
The RMA seeks to give visibility to the museum community, provide information on locations, types, collections and services offered to audiences. This is a collective construction project, where each museum is responsible for the data provided. Free public consultation of the site guarantees the right of access to information for all citizens.
The RMA reports to the Secretariat of Cultural Heritage in the Ministry of Culture of Argentina. It is managed as a federal agency, jointly with the provincial heritage authorities.
Heritage & Museums.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Registration of 320 museums across the country (September 2020).
Collection and systematization of indicators of the current status of Argentine museums.
Digital museum mapping, based on the data provided by the institutions, to provide updated information available for public consultation.
Argentina is part of the Ibero-American Museum Registry (RMI, by its acronym in Spanish), together with institutions from 15 countries in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
Access to reference publications, grants and training to enhance museum management in areas connected to education, accessibility, communication and collections, among others.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 4,000 in 2020

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Secretariat of Cultural Heritage, provincial heritage authorities, public museums (national, provincial and municipal), and private and public-private management museums.
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The RMA has gathered information relevant to the sector that can be accessed by the museum community (workers, professionals, cultural managers); state management officials specialized in cultural and heritage management; the academic community (students, teachers, researchers); tourism organizations and the general public interested in the subject. Information also circulates in international circles, through the Ibero-American Museum Registry.
The recommendation is to strengthen dissemination of the information in order to increase the participation of museums across the country.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Visual Arts