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Newsletter 05/2017

April showers...

...bring May flowers. After being selected for co-funding by the Creative Europe Programme we are preparing a bouquet of offers for you! You can find some of the planned activities already in this month's newsletter. Among them is our next free NEMO Webinar on Museums, Health and Well Being, which will be facilitated by Mark O'Neill on 16 June 2017. If you want to join the webinar, please register here!

We are also excited to inform you about NEMO's next Learning Exchange, hosted by the Irish Museums Association in October 2017. The calls for applications will be sent out soon. Members can now appoint a member of their organisation to participate in events NEMO offers to its members only.

Additionally, this month saw the first meeting of our new NEMO Working Group Advocacy and Public Relations. Furthermore, NEMO was invited to join several meetings in relation to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018), one of them being the stakeholder's meeting organised in the framework of Voices of Culture where NEMO represented the European museum sector.

Wishing you a happy reading,

the NEMO office


NEMO in Brussels for European Heritage Alliance 3.3 and Voices of Culture

NEMO participated in the meetings of the Alliance on 27 April and the structured dialogue meeting of Voices of Culture on 28 April in Brussels, to discuss the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 - funding of 8 million Euro secured

During a vote on 27 April 2017 the European Parliament decided on proper funding for cultural projects as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. The EYCH was initiated as part of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 -...
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European Year of Cultural Heritage: Council of European Union adopts proposal for EYCH 2018

The Council of the European Union has adopted the proposal by the European Commission. The proposal for a European Year of Cultural Heritage includes the decision on a budget of 8 million Euro.
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Free NEMO Webinar: Museums, Health and Well being on 16 June 2017!

Registration for the Webinar "Museums, Health and Well being" facilitated by Mark O'Neill on 16 June 2017 is now open. The Webinar will discuss the role of museums in new approaches to public health.
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Contribute to the Public Consultation on key competences review for Lifelong Learning!

Contribute to the European Commission's consultation and emphasise the contribution of museums to lifelong learning! NEMO has reviewed the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning as well and emphasised the...
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NEMO called for support in copyright reform discussions until 30 May 2017!

Together with Europeana, NEMO calls for support to amendments on the copyright reform. NEMO has reached out to members of the CULT Committee concerning important amendments to the reform.
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Final report and guides on Audience Development published!

The study "Audience Development. How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations" results in two guides on tools and rules for and of Audience Development and a final report that were now published!
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NEMO at Annual Conference of German Museums Association

NEMO's chair David Vuillaume was invited to join a discussion on the current museum definition and NEMO's Secretary General Julia Pagel presented the results of NEMO's study on Museums and Copyright as part of the Annual...
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European Museum of the Year Award 2017 - Winner announced

On 6 May 2017 the EMYA and the Council of Europe Museum Prize were presented for the 40th time. The MEG – Museum of Ethnography, Geneva, Switzerland received the EMYA trophy, The Egg by Henry Moore.
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British Museums Association publishes manifesto

The Museums Association (MA) has published a manifesto outlining what museums, galleries and heritage sites require from the next UK government.
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The Best in Heritage and IMAGINES from 28-30 September 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia

The international three-day event presents best practices in technology, conservation, museum management and more from the cultural heritage sector.
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18.05 - 21.05.2017, worldwide

International Museum Day. Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums
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19.05 - 21.05.2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Interpret Europe: Crossing Borders (Spring Event)
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25.05 - 28.05.2017, Pula, Croatia

Trans Europes Halles Conference - Culture and Sharing Communities
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25.05 - 29.05.2017, Moscow, Russia

Intermuseum 2017
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07.06 - 08.06.2017, Brussels, Belgium

European Development Days
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12.06 - 14.06.2017, Riga, Latvia

We Are Museums 2017
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15.06 - 17.06.2017, Porto, Portugal

ECSITE Annual Conference 2017
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16.06 - 01.01.1970, online

NEMO Webinar: Museums, Health and Well being
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19.06 - 21.06.2017, Bristol, UK

Culture, Health and Wellbeing - International Conference 2017
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19.06 - 22.06.2017, Paris, France

Communicating The Museum - Paris edition
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19.06 - 25.06.2017, worldwide

MuseumWeek 2017
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20.06 - 20.06.2017, Brussels, Belgium

Crowdfunding4Culture Conference
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25.06 - 04.07.2017, Poland

World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017 "Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage"
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26.06 - 28.06.2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Museum Next Rotterdam 2017
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27.07 - 28.07.2017, London, UK

Building cultural heritage knowledge
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07.09 - 09.09.2017, Riga, Latvia

NEMO and Creative Museum Think Tank: Building a museum: Focus on museums and creative industries
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15.09 - 16.09.2017, Bucharest, Romania

Museums Meet Museums - NEMO European seminar
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News from Our Members


The Belgian Network for Innovation in Museums initially nested in ICOM Belgium (Wallonia/Brussels+Flanders) just joined Creatis, the incubator for creative industries, to stand on its own two feet in order to become the Belgian hub for museum innovation and to help museums to develop the trends of tomorrow.
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ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN JEWISH MUSEUMS (AEJM): AEJM organises curatorial seminar in Izmir

In April, the Association of European Jewish Museums gathered 15 curators from 11 different countries for a curatorial seminar in Izmir, Turkey. The seminar explored the Jewish heritage of Izmir – the heritage of a once flourishing Jewish community in a Muslim society.
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Via ISTITUTO BENI CULTURALI (IBC): National Archeological Museum of Naples: The first worldwide videogame published by an archeological museum

"Father and Son", published by the National Archeological Museum of Naples (Museo Archeologico Nazionale die Napoli - MANN) and developed by TuoMuseo, is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, both in Italian and English. The game follows a son whose father, an archeologist, was mostly absent and passed away. He left his notes and so begins a journey connecting the past and present. In the first three weeks the videogame was downloaded 150.000 times worldwide.
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PULSZKY SOCIETY – Hungarian Museum Association: Annual General Assembly in Budapest on 21 April 2017

After the members present at the assembly, approved the review on the activities in 2016 and the plans for 2017, the professional awards of the Society were handed over. This was followed by a discussion regarding the present situation and the possible future of Hungarian museums and museum professionals.

Via PULSZKY SOCIETY – Hungarian Museum Association: The Association of Hungarian Provincial Museums' 2nd conference on Collections and Collection Management in Sopron, 24-25 April 2017

This time the main questions of the conference were: What, where, how, why and how to finance. The presentations introduced the collections and the collection policies of a several country museums and enabled comparisons and discussions about the different strategies. The event was organised in the historic town of Sopron, where the local museum also celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation.

ASSOCIATION OF SWEDISH MUSEUMS: Swedish Museum of the Year and annual conference

580 persons attended the annual Swedish Museum conference from 25 to 27 April where, along with seminars and inspiring key notes, several prize awarding ceremonies took place. One was the Swedish Museum of 2017 which was awarded to Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde in Stockholm.


The Silesian Museum in Katowice has received a Special Commendation from the EMYA 2017 Judging Panel during fro its commitment to presenting and interpreting the dramatic history of the region, reflecting on the achievements and losses, aspirations and sorrows of generations of Silesians. The commendation was given during the ceremony of the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) organized by the European Museum Forum (EMF).
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GERMAN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Annual Conference and celebrating 100th anniversary from 7-10 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany

The German Museums Association (GMA) held its annual conference Digital, Economic, Relevant. Museums change. from 7-10 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany. During the conference the role and understanding of museums, their relevance and the possibility of a new museum definition were vividly discussed. With the conference the GMA aimed to open the look into the future by also adding impulses from different European museum professionals to the panels. The conference also marked the celebrations of 100 years of the German Museums Association.
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