NEMO Annual Conference 2012 in Dublin, Ireland

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The first day was dedicated to the host country and focused on the museum landscape, culture policies and projects in Ireland.

A special focus was the topic The Future of Museums, presenting different national initiatives focusing on the social, political and economical factors that museums impact on and how museums can continue to adapt and plan to maintain their relevance and increase their impact in the future. The topics also included the presentation on the proposed EU framework programme "Creative Europe" and the opportunities it offers for museums and networks.

On Saturday, 3 November, NEMO discussed an issue that museums are increasingly dealing with: deaccessioning of objects. How do different countries in Europe approach the topic, especially in times of crisis? What are the legal issues and how do museums deal with them?

In addition, NEMO presented projects and initiatives in Europe dedicated to older people - in line with the European Year 2012 of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.

Available presentations

FOCUS ON IRELAND

The Museum Landscape in Ireland
Raghnall O'Floinn, National Museum of Ireland

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE OF MUSEUMS

Future Paths of Museums: New Directions and Sustainable Initiatives
Julien Anfruns, ICOM

Who is Responsible for Preserving Heritage? (Un-)Successful Museums in the Future (ppt // text)
Kimmo Levä, Finnish Museums Association

Looking at the Future of Dutch Museums
Max Meijer, Netherlands Museums Association

Museums 2020 Discussion Paper
Maurice Davies, Museums Association UK

The Challenges Facing Museums
Dr Marie Bourke, National Gallery of Ireland

FOCUS ON DEACCESSIONING

A European Viewpoint (ppt // text)
Frank Bergevoet, The Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency

Legal Headaches
Dr Henrietta Galambos, Museum of Fine Arts, Hungary 

Deaccessioning in the Netherlands
Siebe Weide, The Netherlands Museums Association

Deaccessioning in Germany
Hans Lochmann, Museums Association Lower Saxony and Bremen

Deaccessioning in Portugal
Ines Fialho Brandao, Collect and Share

Deaccessioning in Hungary 
Dr Henrietta Galambos, Museum of Fine Arts, Hungary

Deaccessioning in the UK
Maurice Davies, Museums Association UK

Towards simplifying lending and borrowing in the EU: the work of the OMC Expert Working Group
Sofia Tsilidou, Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports

FOCUS ON ACTIVE AGEING

A European Overview: The Ageing Society
Dr Sara Grut, Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning