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Newsletter 01/2016

NEMO activities in 2016

This week the Danish Museums Association rings in NEMO's activities for its members with the first Learning Exchange in 2016. The activities will continue with an International Training Course in Berlin in February. For a complete overview of our upcoming activities see below.


International Training Courses

Tools to make your digital collections widely visible.
15-16 February 2016, Berlin (Germany)

How to best work between politics, research and practice
28 April 2016, Östersund (Sweden)

Does the business thinking approach end the era of 'traditional museums' or do they set the museum free?
September 2016, Copenhagen (Denmark)


Learning Exchanges

Exchange hosted by Danish Museums Association in Copenhagen, Denmark
21 January - 23 January 2016

Exchange hosted by the Icelandic Museums Association in Reykjavík, Iceland
8 June - 10 June 2016


Report on the role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education

In a motion for a European Parliament Resolution the Committee on Culture and Education voted on the inclusion of intercultural dialogue in EU relations.
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Voices of Culture: Call for Applications: the role of culture in the integration of refugees and migrants

Call for the fifth brainstorming session on the role of culture in the integration of refugees and migrants to take place in Brussels, Belgium in June 2016.
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New paper on heritage and inclusion on CulturalBase

Adding further publications to the documents published by the CulturalBase project on inclusion and equity, the new document focuses on inclusion and heritage.
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18% of museums in UK closed or partly closed in 2015/2016

The Cuts Survey by the Museums Association monitors the impact of public funding cuts year-on-year since 2011.
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Call for Proposals: For action grants best-practice projects

Transnational projects preventing and combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance can apply to be co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC Programme).
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Culture for cities and regions. Catalogue of practices

Best-practice initiatives and projects from Europe collected by the Culture for cities and regions project.
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Call for Applications: Children in Museums Award

You can still apply until 1 February 2016!
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Call for Papers: 7th World Summit on Arts

For the 7th World Summit on Arts taking place in Valletta, Malta, from 18-21 October 2016, the call for papers is open now.
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Call for papers: Conference "Curatorial Challenges"

Submissions for presentations at the international conference "Cultural Challenges" in Copenhagen, Denmark in May 2016 can be made until 5 February 2016.
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21.01 - 23.01.2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

NEMO Learning Exchange hosted by the Danish Museums Association
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29.01 - 29.01.2016, Coventry, UK

Using Social Media Analysis to Evaluate Arts and Culture Experiences
Further information »

03.02 - 03.02.2016, Liverpool, England

WIRP Workshop: Working in Europe (with NEMO's Executive Board Member Margherita Sani)
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10.02 - 11.02.2016, Östersund, Sweden

Storm of Emotions - NCK Spring Conference 2016
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12.02 - 12.02.2016, Dublin, Ireland

Seminar on The Role of National Museums in (Re)Negotiating National Identity hosted by the Chester Beatty Library
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15.02 - 16.02.2016, Berlin, Germany

NEMO International Training Course: "Tools to make your digital collections widely visible"
Further information »

15.02 - 19.02.2016, London, United Kingdom

International V&A 1-week Training Course: Curating Fashion and Dress (Application until 9 December 2015)
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26.02 - 27.02.2016, Dublin, Ireland

Museums for Society: Towards a Cultural Democracy - Annual Conference for the Irish museum sector (IMA)
Further information »

News from Our Members

The Swedish Association of Museums: 2015 - A Great Visitor's Year

Swedish Museums keep on attracting many visitors. A recent survey among the members show that for 2015 many have broken their visitor record. Statistics from the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis testifies that in 2014 Swedish museums reported 25 millions visits. In the Sweidish Association of Museums recent survey as many as 60% of the museums report that they had more visitors last year than in 2014. The Outdoor Museum Skansen is as always at the top (1 377 120 visits) but now closely followed by the Vasa Museum striking an all time high (1 312 494 visits).
Further information... (in Swedish)

The Estonian Museums Association: Annual recognition of museum work by Estonian Ministry of Culture

The Estonian Ministry of Culture annually recognises museum specialist to highlight different facets of museum work. The best specialists in ten different fields introduce their work at a conference and are awarded prizes at an evening gala. The highly popular event assembling all Estonian museologists takes place in Haapsalu on 29 January 2016.

The Netherlands Museums Association: Special glossy edition: Magazine "Museums. More than worth it"

The Netherlands Museums Association has produced a new one-off magazine full of stories and examples of the five social values: collection value, connecting value, educational value, experience value and economic value. The magazine can serve as an inspiration and predominantly includes stories from outsiders who tell with enthusiasm about the great value museums give to society. The magazine "Museums. More than worth it" is available in Dutch.


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