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Newsletter 03/2016

NEMO is happy to share these recent activities and news with you!

- The publication of "Revisting the educational value of museums: Connecting to Audiences" documenting NEMO's 23rd Annual Conference

- Civil Society Dialogue with the European Commission: NEMO's Executive Member Dragos Neamu participated in the Voices Of Culture's Brainstorming Session on the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Potential of the Cultural and Creative Sectors in February and Secretary General Julia Pagel attends the Brainstorming Session to promote intercultural dialogue and bringing communities together through culture in shared public spaces in March in Barcelona.

- A reminder, particularly for the members of our network, to apply for our Learning Exchange hosted by the Iceland Museums Association in Reykjavík, Iceland from 14-16 June 2016 by 31 March!

Lastly, we would like to extend the invitation to contribute to a currently conducted study on Audience Development by ECCOM, Fitzcarraldo, Intercult and Culture Action Europe to you. The study is looking for institutions/organisations with less than 50 employees, a department or staff committed to Audience Development or public engagement and with the capacity of providing data on their activities.
Please share this call or participate directly by submitting the designated form by 15 April 2016. Further information...


New NEMO publication: Revisiting the Educational Value of Museums

NEMO has published the documentation of its 23rd Annual Conference that took place in Pilsen, Czech Republic, from 5-7 November 2015.
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Creative Europe funding opportunity: Call for proposals for support of refugee integration

The general objective of this call for proposals is to support cultural, audio-visual and cross-sectorial projects aiming at facilitating the integration of refugees in the European environment, enhancing mutual cultural...
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The Value of International Cultural Networks #culturenetworks

In a joint statement 20 international cultural networks emphasise the importance, relevance and strength of cultural networks to empower people through the arts and cultural heritage.
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Urgent appeal to put culture at the forefront of the European project

The appeal to include culture and the arts in the long-term strategic goals of the European project is signed by the 2030 Alliance for Culture and the Arts.
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Orphan works: the diligent search requirement? It doesn't work

In an article from the 1709 Blog Prof. Maurizio Borghi (Bournemouth University) reports that according to early results of a 3-year research project (EnDOW) the diligent search requirement established by the Orphan Works...
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Open Call: The Creative Museum / Maker-in-Residence

To encourage creative thinking in and with museums, The Creative Museum Project is issuing an open call for participation in Maker-in-Residence in 6 european cities.
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NEMO in Brussels - Culture Action Europe's Members' Forum and meeting with the Commission

From 9 March until 11 March NEMO's Secretary General Julia Pagel was in Brussels to meet with the DG Education and Culture and participate in the CAE Member's Forum.
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22.03 - 22.03.2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Changing Cultures - Digital Learning Conference
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22.03 - 22.03.2016, Brussels, Belgium

ENCATC: Leadership development in the cultural sector: paradigms, pedagogies and practices
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04.04 - 10.04.2016, Italy

First Italian Week for Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts & Humanities - Settimana delle culture digitali
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06.04 - 08.04.2016, Borås and Gothenburg, Sweden

Nordic Urban Laboratory 2016
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07.04 - 09.04.2016, Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain

European Museum of the Year Award and European Museum Forum Annual Assembly
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10.04 - 15.04.2016, Oxford, England

Oxford Cultural Leaders
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14.04 - 15.04.2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RICHES conference: Identity Matters. Cultural Heritage in the 21st century
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18.04 - 20.04.2016, Dublin, Ireland

MUSEUM NEXT - international conference on the future of museums
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28.04 - 28.04.2016, Östersund, Sweden

NEMO Training Course "How to best work between politics, research and practice"
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News from NEMO's Members

Swiss Museums Association: Publication "Museums' Futures - We have the choice"

The new publication of the Swiss Museums Association provides museum experts of the present with thought-provoking impulses for designing the future. On the basis of three major fields of tension, the publication frames possible consequences of global megatrends for the museum sector. The publication is available in German, French and Italian on the Swiss MA's website.

Austrian Museums Association: New periodical "neues museum, 16/1–2 'Interdisciplinary Exhibition'"

In the Focus of this month's issue is the focus of curators and exhibition makers not only on the plurality of the objects, but the diversity of disciplines as well. Best practice examples and theoretical considerations are provided by different museum professionals, e.g. Dorothee Richter from Zürich, Gerda Ridler from Linz and Elena Dingersen from Darmstadt. Furthermore, the publication includes the review of the Austrian Museums Day 2014, an interview with the new director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Hans-Peter Wipplinger, and the Belvedere Vienna's programme for German learners.
The publication is available in German and can be ordered at: (14,30 €, shipping costs excluded)

ICOM Belgium/Flanders: Seminar on Museum Catering, 26 February, FOMU, Antwerp

70 museum professionals gathered for a seminar on museum catering. With its series of seminars ICOM Belgium/Flanders aims to stimulate entrepreneurship of museums and to present topics to its members that have received hardly any attention. Eight speakers from Flanders, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were invited.
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