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Newsletter 02/2017

We are delighted... share with you that the way for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018) has been paved through a provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union (see more below)!

The European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) published its draft opinion on the proposed directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, which would also have effect on cultural institutions and has sparked lots of conversation.

NEMO's first Learning Exchange for NEMO members of 2017 successfully took place in Bologna, Italy (a report will be available on 20 February) and the next free NEMO webinar for museum professionals will take place on 5 April 2017 (more information coming soon)!

More about the EYCH 2018, opportunities around it, surveys and upcoming conferences below.

Happy reading,

the NEMO office


Survey: Museums and Creative Industries - please participate and disseminate

What kind of collaborations exist between museums and creative industries throughout Europe? The 10 minute survey by NEMO's Working Group Museums and Creative Industry is open until 19 February 2017.
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NEMO Executive Board Meeting in Roskilde, Denmark

Upon invitation of NEMO's founder Frank Birkebaek the NEMO Executive Board is holding its first meeting in 2017 from 6-7 February in Roskilde, to discuss NEMO's 25th anniversary and annual conference on the value of collections.

Creative Europe - Open Public Consultation

The European Commission launched a public consultation on the Creative Europe programme to gather comments and perspectives on its objectives, effectiveness and efficiency as well as a possible successor programme after 2020. It...
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European Year of Cultural Heritage: European Parliament and Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union agree on EYCH 2018

On 9 February, the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement with the current presidency of the Council of the European Union for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 marking a big step in the work and advocacy...
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Call for Applications: EYCH 2018 "Voices of Culture and Heritage"

Those interested in European cultural heritage and actions for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 are invited to respond to the special call in the framework of the Voices of Culture Programme – structured...
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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Meeting between NEMO and Europa Nostra

NEMO Secretary General Julia Pagel met with Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra, in Berlin on 30 January 2017 to discuss the developments and initiatives at EU and heritage organisations level planned...
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Political Statement on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties by European Alliance for Culture and the Arts

NEMO is among the 33 signatories of the statement calling on European institutions and Member States to include culture and the arts in the strategic goals of the Union.
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Survey - Publishing with Europeana

NEMO's partner Europeana has launched the survey "Publishing with Europeana" for content providers to learn more about how easy and rewarding publishing with Europeana currently is. The survey can be filled out until 15...

Save the Date - Ecsite Annual Conference, 15-17 June 2017, Porto, Portugal

The Ecsite conference is open to everyone interested in public engagement with science, museums and science centres. Topics range from learning theory to serious gaming, universal design to sustainable development.
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We Are Museums 2017 in Riga, Latvia from 12-14 June 2017.

NEMO members can receive a 15% discount on the conference fee by using NEMOCTL39 when signing up for the conference that invites the makers of the museum of tomorrow to Riga and offers a programme both inspiring and practical...
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23.02 - 24.02.2017, Barcelona, Spain

Europeana DSI Workshop: «Publishing on Europeana & tools to make your collection widely visible» Registration:
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27.02 - 04.03.2017, Elefsina, Greece

Personal Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Heritage Workshop
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13.03 - 15.03.2017, Warsaw, Poland

Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History
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15.03 - 17.03.2017, New Delhi, India

7th Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) General Conference
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04.04 - 08.04.2017, Prishtina, Kosovo

Balkan Museum Network "Meet, See, Do" conference
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05.04 - 05.04.2017, online

NEMO Webinar: "The great revolution of European museums" facilitated by Massimo Negri
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19.05 - 21.05.2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Interpret Europe: Crossing Borders (Spring Event)
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News from Our Members

IRISH MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Irish Museums Survey 2016 published online

The Irish Museums Association (IMA) and School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin, have published the findings from the Irish Museums Survey 2016. Funded by the Irish Research Council's New Foundation programme under the inaugural Engaging Civic Society award, this publication is the first broad survey of the Irish museum sector (North and South) in more than a decade.
To view and download the online publication, see here


MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Museums Association publishes Tolerance and Inclusion Manifesto

The MA has published a manifesto that restates the commitment of UK museums to supporting tolerance and inclusion across society. The move comes in response to President Trump's Refugee ban and encourages UK museums to participate in the national Refugee Week in June 2017.
More about the Manifesto...


MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Call for Paper for Museums Association Annual Conference in Manchester, 16-17 November 2017

The Museums Association Annual Conference is the largest conference of its type in Europe. This year's conference will take place in Manchester. The MA recently opened its call for session proposals on the conference themes of Audience; Collections; and Workforce.
The call...


ADMINISTRATION OF STATE HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL RESERVE "Icherisheher": New exhibition “Sacred Relics" in the Baylar mosque of Icherisheher (Old City of Baku) after renovation works

Following restoration works in the Baylar Mosque of Icherisheher, a new exhibition was opened in January. The exhibition features 99 items in total, including 73 ancient copies of the Quran, 7 religious books, and 19 religious attributes. Among the eye-catching exhibits are the pages of books, saved from fire and immured in the wall. Built in 1895, the Baylar mosque is a historical and architectural monument in Icherisheher. The mosque embodies the principle styles of European, Eastern and local architecture with a drafted masonry dome.


ASSOCIATION OF SWEDISH MUSEUMS: Yearly Museum Convention, Södertälje, 25-27 April

The annual spring meeting held in Södertälje (20 min. from Stockholm) under the theme The Limitless Museum covers digitization in general and its effects on museums in specific. Three days, 40 seminars and 400-500 colleagues to meet with provide a welcome energy boost after a long and dark winter.
Further information in Swedish...


ICOM (CAMOC/ICR)-CAM: Inaugural workshop of the project Migration:Cities | (im)migration and arrival cities, Athens 6-8 February 2017, Municipal Gallery of Athens

In February 2017, CAMOC (International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities), in partnership with CAM (Commonwealth Association of Museums) and ICR (International Committee for Regional Museums), launched their joint project Migration:Cities | (im)migration and arrival cities by organising a three-day interdisciplinary workshop in Athens which brought together sixty participants from eleven European countries, the USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Syria, and the Philippines.

Migrant and receiving populations have been constantly making new forms of urbanism in the cities and these are reflected in cultural, geographical, political and economic processes. The three-year project aims to explore the roles museums can have in collecting, presenting and collaborating in these processes. Its core objective is to create a web platform for museums and museum professionals to find relevant experiences and share knowledge on this topic. The workshop in Athens intended to learn from experiences that are real and happening and look into them from four different angles: museums, academic research, concerned citizens/organisations, migrants and refugees.
The second workshop of the project will be held in Mexico City on 28 October 2017.

The programme of Athens workshop is available here and regular updates about the results of the workshop will be posted on CAMOC’s website and its social media channels.

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