Collection Mobility

Museums have a long tradition of sharing the cultural heritage in their custody with other museums and institutions. To lend objects to other museums is considered one of their most important tasks. Through the mobility of collections people can become acquainted with, appreciate, enjoy and understand their own and other cultures, thus enabling them to pass on this heritage to future generations.

Since 2004, EU Presidencies have been focusing on the topic of Collection Mobility. Since 2008, the Open Method of Coordination groups (OMC groups), established by the EU, have been continuously working on topics concerning collection mobility on the European level.

In this context, NEMO has developed European guidelines to increase the mobility of collections through the development of a standardised loan agreement that can be used by all kinds of museums in Europe.  

Updated information on the topic, including materials and legislation on different aspects of the mobility of collections is available at www.lending-for-europe.eu.

To access publications and other documents that regard Collection Mobility, head to the Reading Corner

Recent News in Collection Mobility

NEMO in Ghent to prepare NEMO's 25th Annual Conference News, NEMO activities, Collection Mobility

07.07.2017 | NEMO went to Ghent, Belgium, to meet with the hosts of NEMO's Annual Conference from 9-11 November 2017. Pascal Ennaert from the Flemish Art Collection and Sergio Servellon from ICOM Flanders organised a day full of meetings and...
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ICOM-CIDOC Annual Conference 2017 from 25 to 29 September News, Projects & Calls, Collection Mobility

02.05.2017 | The next CIDOC annual conference "Documentation: Past, Present, Future..." will take place in Tbilsi, Georgia from 25 to 29 September 2017. Early bird registration opened on 1 May 2017.
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[Survey] The Getty asks for user community to improve Vocabularies LOD web site News, Projects & Calls, Museums in a Digital World, Collection Mobility

11.04.2017 | The Getty is currently in the planning stages for improving and expanding the Vocabularies LOD web site. The user community is invited to review the current functionality and request new features in an online survey.
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