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Newsletter 12/2016

Off to 2017...

2016 was an eventful year for NEMO! We can look back at 2 Learning Exchanges, 3 International Training Courses, 3 Webinars, the 24th Annual Conference and several other events and initiatives, that NEMO has been active in! Thank you for being a part of the NEMO community and making this year so successful!

2017 already awaits all of us with new endeavours.

We wish you a great start into the new year and happy holidays!

The NEMO office


NEMO's 3rd Webinar 2016: Museums as intercultural spaces: Exploring new paradigms

NEMO's 3rd Webinar was facilitated by Simona Bodo on 30 November 2016. Her presentation is available on NEMO's website and the video recording of the session will be available in the last third of December.

European Commission: Public Consultation on the rules on import of cultural goods

Until 23 January 2017 the European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on the adoption of customs rules governing the import of cultural goods in the territory of the EU.
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UNESCO High Level Forum on Museums adopts Shenzhen Declaration

During the High-Level Forum on Museums, held from 10-12 November 2016 in Shenzhen, China, the "Shenzhen Declaration on Museums and Collections" was adopted by the representatives of the UNESCO Member States.
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European Council adopts general approach regarding the decision on a European Year of Cultural Heritage

With the general approach the Council of Europe signals its support for the EYCH 2018 to the European Parliament.
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Statement of the UK registrars group: What does the Brexit mean for culture and museums in the UK?

In their impact statement the UK Registrar Group (UKRG) formulated its concerns and key questions on the UK's EU exit.
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International #MuseumDay launched!

On Monday, 12 December 2016, ICOM officially launched the International Museum Day set to take place on and around 18 May 2017.
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Survey: Feedback on the Creative Europe programme

Until 15 January 2017, you can provide Culture Action Europe with your feedback on the Creative Europe programme and contribute to the new programme via their consultation.
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Wellbeing for cities and regions: Survey by the Carnegie UK Trust

"Wellbeing provides a way for decision-makers to better understand the potential impact of their work on citizens" - with this belief in mind the Carnegie UK Trust is carying out a study on the use of wellbeing in...
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10.01 - 12.01.2017, Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland

SITEM: Salon international des musées des lieux de culture et de tourisme: équipments et valorisation.
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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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26.01 - 28.01.2017, Budapest, Hungary

Beyond the obvious - Europe, quo vadis? Culture Action Europe Conference
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17.02 - 19.02.2017, Elefsina, Greece

Fundraising Workshop for Cultural Organizations and Heritage Professionals
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27.02 - 04.03.2017, Elefsina, Greece

Personal Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Heritage Workshop
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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

New publication: Deaccessioning. Sharing experiences from Finland

What do deaccessioning in museums of cultural history and in art museums have in common? What are the differences in deaccessioning needs and practices? This web publication is based on two joint projects on deaccessioning involving three museums of cultural history and three art museums. Find out, and read on!


Finland is celebrating its 100th anniversary as an independent state in 2017. Museums are an important part of the jubilee program and more than 140 museums will open the year with events on the first weekend of 2017. The Finnish Museums Association has collected the program of all museums on one website (in Finnish):


THE NETHERLANDS MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION (NMA): 7 December was the Day of the Volunteer – the NMA presented an ode to all museum volunteers

In the shape of 35 moving mini-portraits with personal stories, the NMA wanted to express gratitude to all 23,000 volunteers who work in Dutch museums. Nearly all Dutch museums work with volunteers, 16% are fully dependent on them. Volunteers fill nearly 4,000 full-time jobs, representing a capital value of 100 Million Euro, nearly 10% of the turnover in the museum sector. Find the portrait videos here.


Role of Museums Enhanced by New Swedish Law

The Swedish government suggests a Museum law to ensure professionalism and independence and also a wider museum-supporting role for the Swedish National Heritage Board. If accepted, these changes will enter into force from next summer and strengthen the role of Swedish museums.
More information in Swedish

2/3 of the Swedes Visited a Museum Last Year

According to a recent national audience survey, Swedes visited museums more frequently last year than previous years, with an increase of 11%. Two thirds of the population (aged 18-65) claim to have visited a museum at least once during the year. Further information in Swedish.



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