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Newsletter 12/2015

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year

NEMO looks back at a successful year 2015. Next to a wonderful annual conference in Pilsen, only one month ago, NEMO's first capacity-building activities for the network have taken place and we can say: The network gets mobile and moving!

There are already several new opportunities for activities planned in the new year! NEMO Members can now apply for the first two Training Courses in 2016!

International Training Courses

Tools to make your digital collections widely visible.
15-16 February 2016, Berlin (Germany)

How to best work between politics, research and practice
28 April 2016, Östersund (Sweden)

Does the business thinking approach end the era of 'traditional museums' or do they set the museum free?
September 2016, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Learning Exchanges

Exchange hosted by Danish Museums Association in Copenhagen, Denmark
21 January - 23 January 2016

Exchange hosted by the Icelandic Museums Association in Reykjavík, Iceland
8 June - 10 June 2016

Exchange hosted by the Istituto Beni Culturali in Bologna, Italy
January 2017


The NEMO Office will be on a short winter break from 22 December 2015 until 5 January 2016.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
The NEMO Office


Press Release: NEMO and EMA start partnership

With the aim to strengthen their cooperation and to join forces in their work for museums in Europe, the Network of European Museum Organisations, NEMO, and the European Museum Academy, EMA, are happy to announce their...
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NEMO publishes letter of concern regarding the budget cuts for culture and museums in Slovenia in 2016

NEMO has issued a letter of concern to the Prime Minister of Slovenia concerning the cuts to culture and museum funding in Slovenia.
Read more - give your voice for museums to EU consultation helps you to respond to the European Commission’s Online Platforms Consultation by 25 December 2015!
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New NEMO Publication: Museums and Creative Industries: Mapping Cooperation

The collaboration of museums and creative industries is an important asset of museum work today. The newly published creative toolkit takes a closer look at the topic.
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Call for Applications: NEMO Training Courses in early 2016

NEMO Members can now apply for NEMO's upcoming Training Courses on making digital collections visible and working between politics, research and practice.
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Deadline Extension: Applications for Heritage in Motions Awards open until 15 January 2016

Professionals from museums, archives or public organisations and producers and makers of apps, films, websites, games and experiences for the cultural heritage sector are invited to apply for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2016.
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Publication: Nordic Inspiration - Fresh Approaches to Museum Learning

The publication delivers a look at new innovative and successful projects for museum education and communication from five Nordic countries.
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Pride, Joy, Pride and Surplus Value: Comparative Report and Toolkit on Volunteers in Museums by NCK

The Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK) has released two publications dealing with volunteers at museums as a result of the Pride, Joy and Surplus Value project.
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Study on effectiveness of adult learning

This report on adult learning was published within EU politics in 2015.
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12.01 - 14.01.2016, Paris, France

SITEM 2016 20th edition: Trade fair for museums and cultural and tourist venues
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21.01 - 23.01.2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

NEMO Learning Exchange hosted by the Danish Museums Association
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15.02 - 16.02.2016, Berlin, Germany

NEMO International Training Course: "Tools to make your digital collections widely visible"
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15.02 - 19.02.2016, London, United Kingdom

International V&A 1-week Training Course: Curating Fashion and Dress (Application until 9 December 2015)
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26.02 - 27.02.2016, Dublin, Ireland

Museums for Society: Towards a Cultural Democracy - Annual Conference for the Irish museum sector (IMA)
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03.03 - 04.03.2016, Mainz, Germany

Conference: Museums – Places of Authenticity?
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News from Our Members

NIMOZ – National Institute for Museums and Public Collections Poland: Visible Museum 2015

The Award Ceremony of the 2nd Edition of Visible Museum (Muzeum Widzialne 2015) – the review of Polish museums' visual identities – was held on 30 November in Warsaw. The review was intended to show how museums in Poland use graphic language to build their image and what the aesthetic level that language presents. Visible Museum takes place every two years. The full list of the winning projects is available on the website and here.

Museums Association: Museums Association agrees new Code of Ethics for Museums in UK

Following a broad consultation across the UK, a new Code of Ethics for Museums was agreed unanimously at the MA’s AGM in Birmingham. The new Code sets out the three key principles for museums and those who work in them: Public Benefit and Engagement; Stewardship of Collections; and Institutional and Individual Integrity. Further guidance will be published shortly.
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Historia Snc at Civic Museum of Belriguardo: Workshops for families

The Museum of Belriguardo recently started the project "New World". The project stems from the need to change the Museum from being a "window" of artifacts and works of art to a place where one can learn while having fun. The first step to achieve this objective is the organisation of twenty workshops for families.
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The Finnish Museums Association: The Magic Carpet of Technology tales (Tekniikan tarinamatolla) now available in English

The Magic Carpet of Technology tales is an operational model for technological education designed for museum educators and early educators. The Finnish Museums Association has now published the model in English and it is available for reading as digital publication on ISSUU and as a PDF. Read more.

Balkan Museum Network: Call for Members for Balkan Museums Access Group

The Balkan Museums Access Group (BMAG) is made up of people working in museums in the Balkans who have a particular interest in developing access and inclusion for people with disabilities. The group opened a call for members. In the past years, all members of the BMAG have been to trainings in Disability Equality and on some specific subjects that are important in making sure that deaf and disabled people are welcomed in Balkan Museums. All museum professions interested in becoming a member are encouraged to apply to the call regardless of their position in a museum. If you are interested in applying to the Balkan Museums Access Group, you have to fill out this contract and email an essay and endorsement letter from the museum director to and submit all three by 20 December 2015.

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