Experiment Archaeology taken by Nelly Abboud Impact Experiment of Museolab in Lebanon: Future Forward Nelly Abboud, a director of Museolab, tells about the Impact Experiment they are implementing in Jbail, Lebanon, as part of the Tandem Amwaj programme. Museolab Impact Experiment Journey In a world brimming with challenges, Museolab, a cultural organization nestled in the heart of Jbail, Lebanon, will embark on a daring journey to create transformative change. Our vision is simple yet profound: to attain agility, fluidity, and adaptability while enhancing collective impact on a socio-cultural level. Museolab will focus on analyzing the impact of their educational offers, particularly on local communities and the vibrant youth. As Lebanon continues to grapple with a severe socio-economic crisis, it becomes crucial to understand the evolving context and adapt accordingly. With a commitment to data-driven decision-making, Museolab will conduct self-assessments and broader evaluations of their past activities, examining both their successes and failures. "Network, Design, Experiment" taken by Nelly Abboud Based on these insights, Museolab will embark on a path of action. We will try to understand experiments that failed to resolve cultural tensions, adjust initiatives that have untapped potential, and scale up successful projects. Our educators and makers will design offers that align with the aspirations and needs of the community, fostering a sense of engagement and collaboration. To measure the impact of our cultural offers, we will employ educational kits and evaluation tools made to enhance active citizenship and social cohesion. These tools will allow us to collect quantitative data and monitor the implementation of activities. But we will not stop there — Museolab will delve deeper, investigating the social impact of educational activities, facilitating comparative studies with similar endeavors. Stepping into new fields taken by Constanze Flamme The implementation of the experiment will predominantly take place in Jbail, within schools and around the city’s archaeological historical sites. For a year, Museolab will passionately work to benefit approximately 100 individuals directly and 25 indirectly. We will target two main groups: youth aged 9 to 18, including students from schools and universities, and educators, heritage managers, municipalities, youth clubs, and local cultural organisations. As the experiment reaches its final phase, Museolab will organise a closing event to present the program’s results to local community groups and stakeholders. To ensure the wide dissemination of research results, a research paper detailing the findings will be published, and training materials and curricula will be made available to other communities. While the impact experiment focuses on the community, Museolab also recognises the importance of building internal capacity to face future challenges head-on. We believe that resilience and agility start from within our organisation. To achieve this, we will deliver training workshops on organisational management and cultural mediation to our team and partners. By equipping ourselves with new strategic practices and tools, we will empower a resilient team of leaders and foster an environment of innovation and adaptability. These workshops will not be limited to Museolab team alone. They will extend their reach to heritage managers, municipalities, youth clubs, and local cultural organizations. By sharing this knowledge and expertise, Museolab aims to spark collective impact and encourage the adoption of new management practices throughout the community. Our commitment to measuring impact, engaging the community, and building internal capacity will lay the foundation for a brighter future where social positive change is measurable and achievable.