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Newsletter 03/2018
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A New NEMO Year is Approaching

As March turns to April we leave the old NEMO year behind and enter the next chapter. We especially look forward to the upcoming NEMO activities. First up is a joint study visit of the NEMO Working Groups Museums and Creative Industries and LEM, who meet from 26-28 April in Dublin, Ireland. There are still free spaces for the study visit - if you want to become a member of a working group and join the visit, email us at!

The European Year of Cultural Heritage has already been happening for three months! Don't forget to apply with your project or initiative for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 label. NEMO can award projects and events with the EYCH label, which guarantees visibility on a European level. All awarded projects also have the chance to be selected to present their activities at NEMO's Annual Conference in Valletta from 15-18 November. Accommodation and travels will be covered by NEMO. Learn more about obtaining the label here!

On 29 June, Jamtli Foundation and the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity invite members to an International Training Course focusing on regional development through heritage in Sweden. NEMO members can participate free of charge and are supported by travel grants. Non-members can participate for a fee of 250 euros. Find the call for applications here.

After moving comes the NEMO office warming party! On Tuesday, 27 March we invite you to the our new office at Mohrenstraße 63, 10117 Berlin. The office doors on the fourth floor will be open for members, partners and friends between 16:30-19:00. We look forward to raise our glasses for a new office and a new NEMO year with you. If you are around, please join us!

Happy reading,
the NEMO office


Apply for the EYCH 2018 label!

All projects and initiatives taking place during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH) can receive the EYCH label. As a member of the EYCH stakeholder's committee, NEMO is entitled to award the label to initiatives...
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Report on the Future of Museums in the UK

Today the British Museums Taskforce, convened by the British Museums Association in 2016, published a report on the future of museums.
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What Museums Need to Know to Comply with the New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As of May 2018 the GDPR comes into effect. All companies, including the public sector, operating in the EU will follow the same set of data protection rules.
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New Date Set for NEMO Political Intership in Museums

25 May 2018 has been secured for the NEMO Political Internships in the Bonnefantenmuseum.
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NEMO Opens Up its Capacity Building Activities to Non-Members by Popular Demand!

NEMO Training Courses and Study Visits can be attended by everyone working within the museum sector.
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Policy Paper on Integrated European Research Policy

The European Commission releases a policy paper apropos the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The paper is a notable attempt to assess the potentials and challenges of a shared European cultural heritage.
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NEMO Affirms the Benefits of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in a Recent Essay

Andrew Ormston considers the origin and impact of the European Year of Cultural Heritage in a recently published essay. NEMO is mentioned twice as supporting voices of the initiative.
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Registration Open for the Ecsite Annual Conference, 7-9 June, Geneva

The Ecsite conference is open to everyone interested in public engagement with science, museums and science centres. Topics range from exhibition narratives to art&science, 21st century skills to post-truth. The 29th edition...
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The EC Proposes Revision of “Key Competences for Lifelong Learning”

The European Commission has proposed a council recommendation on the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning.
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23.03 - 26.03.2018, Köszeg, Hungary

Interpret Europe Conference - `Heritage and Identity’
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28.03 - 29.03.2018, Belgrade, Serbia

Training of the Balkan Museum Access Group - Balkan Museum Network organises a training opportunity where museum professionals learn how museums can be made accessible to everyone, especially Deaf and disabled people, as well as how heritage can be interpreted.
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18.04 - 20.04.2018, Thessaloniki, Greece

Conference "Meet, See, Do" organised by the Balkan Museum Network.
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23.04 - 29.04.2018, online

Museum Week 2018
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26.04 - 28.04.2018, Dublin, Ireland

NEMO Working Group Meeting – Museums and Creative Industries will visit Dublin and Belfast, Ireland for study visits at different museums.
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26.04 - 28.04.2018, Dublin, Ireland

NEMO Working Group Meeting – The Learning Museum will visit Dublin, Ireland and Belfast, the UK for study visits at different museums.
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14.05 - 15.05.2018, Potsdam, Germany

MAI-Tagung (museums and the internet):
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21.05 - 25.05.2018, Montenegro

Crafting Access training held by Balkan Museum Network.
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22.05 - 23.05.2018, Dijon, France

Cherishing our Cultural Heritage - How to make the most of the public’s passion for their cultural heritage. Conference organised by NEMO, ICOM France and ICOMOS France.
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07.06 - 09.06.2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Ecsite Annual Conference 2018 - Creative Collisions
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18.06 - 24.06.2018, Berlin, Germany

European Cultural Heritage Summit
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19.06 - 19.06.2018, Berlin, Germany

NEMO invites to "Dance at the Museum" during the European Cultural Heritage Summit.
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29.06 - 29.06.2018, Östersund, Sweden

NEMO International Training Course on the topic of "Regional development through heritage in Sweden". Hosted by Jamtli Foundation and the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity.
Further information »

15.11 - 18.11.2018, Valletta, Malta

NEMO's 26th Annual Conference: Museums out of the Box - The Crossover Impact of Museums
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New from our Members

Spanish Deputy Directorate of State Museums: Women's Month in State Museums

During March there will be a special program in State Museums commemorating and expanding International Women's Day. Such as the exhibitions "Luisa Roldán, the first woman sculpture in the Museum" (Sculpture Museum), "Votes for women. The struggle for women's vote in England" (Ceramic Museum) and more exhibitions of women artists that will last until June.
Read more about the activities here (in Spanish).

Brexit and the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (CROOKE and O’KELLY, 2018)

With Brexit ahead, a report from Ulster University and the Irish Museums Association asks how the sector will continue to thrive and contribute both economically and culturally. It highlights the decades of cross border collaboration through Irish museums and proposes a Brexit audit to assess impact to individual museums and the sector.
For more information and download the publication.

Swedish Museums Association: Massive Culture Convention in February attracted party leaders

Swedish general election coming up this autumn regional associations for theatre, museums and music, arranged "People and Culture" convention in Eskilstuna. The aim was to gather many polticians and culture representatives. The results were som 1500 participants including top politicians and the convention will be held again next year.
Read more here (in Swedish).

Swedish Museums Association: Swedish Museum Convention| 17-19 of April, Malmö Sweden

The theme for the Swedish Museum Convention, normally attracting some 500 participants, is Museums, Economy and Politics. The programme offers more than inspiring 50 seminars and in between museum people take the opportunity to meet.
More information can be accessed here (in Swedish).

Swedish Museums Association: The Nominated for the Swedish Museum of the year Award

The Glass Factory, Gothenburg Art Museum and Skiseernas museum (Museum of Sketches) are the three elected candidates för the Swedish Museum of the Year-contest. The winner will be announced Atpril 17th.
Access the full news article here (in Swedish).



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