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Newsletter 05/2018

April showers bring May flowers

Or as in NEMO's case; major cultural heritage events, NEMO Political Internships, Webinars and the call for an International Training Courses. May also brings one of the biggest changes in data protection that the EU has seen so far.

On 25 May the new General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, comes into effect. The new regulation assures the individual more control of how their data is being processed and stored. Therefore, NEMO must ask you to sign up to the monthly NEMO Newsletter again. Unless you sign up to the newsletter before the end of May your email address will be deleted from our records and you will no longer receive our newsletters. Please follow this link to sign up to the newsletter again.

From 22-23 May NEMO will be in Dijon, France, where we are co-organising the conference Cherishing our Cultural Heritage with ICOM France and ICOMOS France. The conference is free of charge and the general public is welcome to attend. Read more about the topic and how to register on NEMO's website.

On 25 May 2018 the first instance of NEMO Political Internships will take place. MEP and member of the CULT committee Julie Ward, and her staff, will be the first ever interns taking part in the programme when interning at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read more about the initiative here.

The call for the next NEMO International Training Course has been released. On 17 September 2018, the House of European History in Brussels will share its knowledge on how a multilingual narrative can be developed and delivered. Apply before 19 June 2018! Members at NEMO participate free of charge and are covered by travel grants. Non-members can participate for a fee of 250 euros.

Registration to the event A Museum Night Out - Dance at the Museum has opened! Register via this link to participate at the free event on 19 June and celebrate museums and European Cultural Heritage with NEMO and its partners at the Museum for Communication in Berlin, Germany. Dance at thee Museum is held within the framework of the main European event organised in the course of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018; the European Cultural Heritage Summit. In the afternoon of the same day, the conference "Cultural Heritage Communities and Audiences in Today’s Digital Environment" will take place under the umbrella of NEMO. You can register for the free event here.

On 17 May 2018 the registration for the next free NEMO Webinar "From mines to mind-maps: A dialogue-based approach to museum planning at Spaç Prison” will open. Read more about the webinar, facilitated by Jonathan Eaton on 25 June 2018, here.

Happy reading,
the NEMO office




NEMO Recommendations for Museums in Preparation for the European Parliament Elections

With the purpose of showcasing the importance of museum and culture to MEPs, NEMO has released the document "Priorities for Museums - NEMO Recommendations for the European Parliament Elections in 2019", NEMO has...
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Registration to the European Cultural Heritage Summit has Opened

The European Cultural Heritage Summit "Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values” brings more than 1000 participants, among them high-level policy makers from national and European level, to Berlin, Germany, from 18-24 June 2018....
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Toolkit on Measuring Socially Engaged Practice

The British Museums Association has published a toolkit on how museums can evaluate and measure social impact.
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The EC Proposes a 27% Budgetary Increase for Culture in the Next EU-budget

NEMO is pleased to receive news about the proposed EU-budget for the years 2021-2027. The Creative Europe remains as a stand-alone programme and has been allocated 650 million euros in the proposed budget.
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ICOM Europe and WFFM Release the Declaration of Funchal

On 10 May 2018, the European Regional Alliance of the International Council of Museums (ICOM Europe) and the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) will release the "Declaration of Funchal on the European Year of...
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European Heritage Stories Projects can be Granted with up to 10.000 EUR

During the course of the the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the European Heritage Days has launched the pilot initiative "European Heritage Stories". The project aims to identify the European dimension of heritage...
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Winners of the European Museum of the Year Award 2018

The award ceremony of the 2018 edition of the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) was held on 12 May 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.
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Are you Ready to Participate? The world’s leading arts communication conference lands in Brussels.

NEMO is proud to present a special offer the 20th edition of the international conference Communicating the Museum, the rendez-vous for communication professionals working in culture. Brussels’ leading cultural institutions, BOZAR, KANAL – Centre Pompidou, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, among others, will host CTM from 27 to 31 May 2018.

300 professionals will come together to address the theme "Are you Ready to Participate?". During 5 days, participants will discover the best participation initiatives and the most insightful successes (and failures) in communications and audience engagement.

Get your ticket online via this link with a special rate for NEMO members: 

  • Come by yourself: Get 20% off by entering the code: CTMBRUNEMO2
  • Come with a friend: Buy 1 Ticket Get 1 Free by entering the code: CTMBRUNEMO


16.05 - 01.01.1970, Online

NEMO Webinar - "Museums for All? Going beyond ramps and toilets to embrace access and inclusion for Deaf and disabled people", facilitated by Michèle Taylor.
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21.05 - 25.05.2018, Montenegro

Crafting Access training held by Balkan Museum Network.
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22.05 - 23.05.2018, Dijon, France

Cherishing our Cultural Heritage - How to make the most of the public’s passion for their cultural heritage. Conference organised by NEMO, ICOM France and ICOMOS France.
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07.06 - 09.06.2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Ecsite Annual Conference 2018 - Creative Collisions
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11.06 - 15.06.2018, Kraków, Poland

Interpret Europe Summer Courses - Certified Interpretive Guides and Guide Trainers. Apply by 22 April!
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18.06 - 24.06.2018, Berlin, Germany

European Cultural Heritage Summit
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19.06 - 19.06.2018, Berlin, Germany

NEMO invites to "Dance at the Museum" during the European Cultural Heritage Summit.
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19.06 - 19.06.2018, Berlin, Germany

Conference "Cultural Heritage Communities and Audiences in Today’s Digital Environment". A one day conference dedicated to digital technologies and cultural heritage.
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05.09 - 07.09.2018, Zwolle, the Netherlands

European Museum Advisers Conference 2018, hosted by the The Netherlands Museum Advisers Foundation.
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13.09 - 15.09.2018, Kernave, Lithuania

Conference "Archaeology for the People: Exhibition, Experience and Performance", organised by EXARC and the Administration of the State Cultural Reserve of Kernave.
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19.09 - 21.09.2018, Birmingham, the United Kingdom

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference.
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15.11 - 18.11.2018, Valletta, Malta

NEMO's 26th Annual Conference
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News from our members

MIST, Museene i Sør-Trøndelag: Dissemination event for the Making Museum - What can museums, science centres, creative industries and makers learn from each other? Trondheim, Norway, 30 May 2018

The Making Museum project is an Erasmus+ funded project – an 18-month strategic partnership that follows the Creative Museum project (2014-2017) with ten partners from eight countries. The Creative Museum project was about bringing museums, maker communities and science centres together to learn from each other. The Making Museum will provide a platform for further training opportunities and dissemination of The Creative Museum project outputs, find more information here. MIST now invites to meet, learn, discover and get inspired.

Read more about the seminar here.

MICC - Media Integration and Communication Center: UMETECH - University and Media Technology for Cultural Heritage - Project

UMETECH is a cofunded project of the ERASMUS+ Capacity Building programme of the European Union. The project taims at creating a network of Competence Centers on the subject of ICT applied to Cultural Heritage in order to strengthen the role of Latin American Universities in the fild of cultural heritage.

More information can be accessed here.

ICOM Russia – Series of events during the XX International festival “Intermuseum”, 31 May – 2 June 2018, Moscow, Russia

During the international festival “Intermuseum 2018”, ICOM Russia will hold series of events to discuss topical problems of museum development and its role in society. They will consider the definition of the “museum”, issues of the museum security, questions of communication between museums and migrants, and as well as inclusive projects and accessibility of museums.

More information can be found here.

ICOM GERMANY - International Council of Museums - Lake Constance Conference - Friedrichshafen, Germany, 21 – 23 June 2018

Jointly organized by ICOM Austria, Germany and Switzerland, this conference addresses the often troubled relationship between the wider public appeal of museums and their true institutional challenges.

The conference language is German. Read more about the conference here.


In May, museums are the protagonists of international celebrations to bring these institutions closer to society in a playful and festive way with lots of activities. On Friday 18 May, the International Museum Day is celebrated, and on Saturday 19 May, in Europe, they participate in the European Night of Museums.

More information can be found here (in Spanish)

H&M, Heritage&Museums: Celebrating the European Heritage Year 2018 and the 10th anniversary of H&M, Heritage & Museums

A number of events are organised and supported by H&M,wich is under the supervision of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in relation with the Ministries of Culture and Education, during the course of the EYCH 2018. These events include WEAR (Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation), ICT-36-2016 Horizon 2020 Innovation action. Sustain open Call2 Launched promotion event in Athens at the B&M Theoharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, November 2017-January 2018 Events Archive - Page 2 of 6 - WEARsustain. A fashion show of the graduate fashion designers of "Vellios school of Art" will also be organised in March 2018, at Diplarios School and Cultural Center. Lastly a master class on the composer Robert Schumann will be organised together with a piano concerto in A minor opus 54 rare arrangement for piano and string quartet by Jeremy Liu, piano soloist Jennia Manousaki in March at the B &.M Theoharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music. 

CROATIAN MUSEUM OF TOURISM: 145th anniversary of the arrival of the railway in Opatija and the 110th anniversary of the installation of the tramway in Opatija, Vila Angiolina, June 2018

The Rijeka-Opatija railway link with the already existing Vienna-Trieste track was completed in May 1873. The Southern Railways Company was responsible for its construction and ceremonial opening to traffic. Another railway track was also opened to traffic that year which connected Rijeka with Karlovac i.e. Zagreb and Budapest. And so Opatija also gained a railway link with Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana and other towns on the track’s route in that year. For Rijeka these routes were the precondition of the sudden growth of port traffic, and for Opatija they enabled the development of tourism, plus the building of the first Opatija hotel, Kvarner, in 1884.

Read more about exhibition here.

CROATIAN MUSEUM OF TOURISM: Gustav Klimt, Villa Angiolina, May 2018

The exhibition about Gustav Klimt consists of 15 posters about Klimt’s life and work, and they are enriched by reproductions of his paintings, drawings, murals, and 7 of his pencil drawings. Establishing the ‘Society of Artists’, he decoratively renovated museums and buildings, after which he became a representative of Austrian Secession and Jugendstil. His golden phase followed in which Beethoven Frieze, and then the famous painting The Kiss were created. This exhibition, the first time in Opatija, returns us to the age of Secession and the golden age of this wonderful time.

Read more about exhibition here.

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