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Newsletter 11/2016

Europe's museum professionals in Karlsruhe

From 10-12 November 170 participants from 36 countries met in Karlsruhe, Germany for NEMO's 24th Annual Conference "Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums".

For a first glimpse at the events, have a look at our short recap, our photo gallery or explore our storify here.

We will be sharing more information with you in the upcoming days and the conference proceedings will be made available in early 2017.
In the meantime, find the most recent calls, activities, reports and events below!

Happy reading,

The NEMO office


Look back at NEMO's 24th Annual Conference

From 10-12 November 2016 Karlsruhe, Germany was home to NEMO's 24th Annual Conference "Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums" with 33 speakers and participants from 36 countries. The conference proceedings will...
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DASA Award and Luigi Micheletti 2017: Call for Applications

The Awards are awarded by the European Museum Academy. The DASA Award recognises museums for their communication and exhibition work. The Luigi Micheletti Award honors museums on 20th century history.
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Arts Council England: The arts and culture sector and exit from the European Union

Like leaders from the economic sector and UK life have reflected on the implications of the UK's vote to leave the European Union for their industries, the arts and cultural sector has done the same. The Arts Council England...
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Registration open: NEMO Webinar 30 November 2016

With "Museums as intercultural spaces: exploring new paradigms" the next NEMO Webinar takes on the topic of museums and their role in the promotion of intercultural dialogue.
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Rethinking Research and Policy Agendas on Cultural Heritage and European Identities - Last Cultural Base Workshop

On 2 and 3 December 2016 the Cultural Base project organises its workshop "Rethinking Research and Policy Agendas on Cultural Heritage and European Identities" in Florence, Italy. Participation is free.
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TRACES Project: Call for Papers

The TRACES Project - Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production - investigates the challenges and opportunities raised when transmitting complex pasts and the role of difficult...
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First Meeting of EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project

The EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project "Museums and Community: Concepts, Experiences, and Sustainability in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean" held its first meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on 1 November 2016.
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21.11 - 22.11.2016, Berlin, Germany

Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine (Europeana Space 3rd International Conference)
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24.11 - 24.11.2016, Lisbon, Portugal

50th Anniversary of L'amour de l'art: Legacies, Criticism and Challenges
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24.11 - 25.11.2016, Helsinki, Finland

Picture This! – International Conference on Photography and Videos in Museums Today
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28.11 - 29.11.2016, Lisbon, Portugal

ICOM Portugal: National Museums. Past, present, future
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08.12 - 11.12.2016, Belgrade, Serbia

Revitalization of cultural and natural heritage in the region of South East Europe (Registration until 8 November 2016)
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16.01 - 27.01.2017, Bremen, Germany

Winter Academy on Intercultural Competence - Intercultural Trainer Certificate (application by 15 December 2016)
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13.03 - 15.03.2017, Warsaw, Poland

Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History
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News from Our Members

Month-long museum debate in Sweden

Radio and newspaper columnists have recently been vividly debating museums, all starting in September with a report from the National Museums of World Culture to the Ministry of Culture. The debate has concerned everything from museums and norm critisism, threatened museum skills, interfering politicians to the effect of market rents.
Find out more about the discussions...

Discourse about courage, power and museums

November 14th the Association of Swedish Museums held a live broadcasted discourse about the consequences when museums choose to be arenas for "hot" topics and issues.
More information...



The Dutch cultural sector developed a Cultural Diversity Code in 2010. Since 2015 there is a special award to stimulate museums and other cultural institutions to actively engage with diversity. The winner is chosen from  best practices collected throughout the year. The NMA is currently collecting best practices. For more information on the code check here. For more information on Dutch museums and diversity contact: Margriet de Jong at the Netherlands Museums Association

ICOM FRANCE - French National Committee of International Council of Museums: Upcoming events 2017
  • Panel discussion about the code of Ethics and the training (Paris, spring 2017)
  • Publication of the issue # 40 of the Lettre du Comité français de l’ICOM, focused on “Museums and Cultural Landscapes: the Museum Community questioned by the Sienna Charter” (spring 2017)
  • Annual symposium and General Assembly (Lyon, Confluences museum, 29 - 30 September 2017)

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