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Newsletter - 09/2017

Let us celebrate Europe...

during the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018, said Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, in his State of the Union Address at the European Parliament last week. NEMO welcomes the clear acknowledgement of the power of cultural heritage for Europe.

While the final kick-off for the Year will take place in early December, NEMO is delighted to welcome Martine Reicherts, Director-General of the DG Education and Culture, to its 25th Annual Conference 2017 from 9-12 November 2017, where she will kick off the EYCH 2018 for museums! You can register for NEMO's annual conference here!

In this issue of the NEMO newsletter you will find further information about the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018), as well as new publications, upcoming awards and NEMO's recent activities. We held the "Building a Museum" conference together with the Think Tank Creative Museum in Riga, Latvia, where NEMO's Executive Board met as well, had a successful meeting of European museum experts at "Museums Meet Museums" in Bucharest, Romania and cooperated with our partner We Are Museums for our 9th International Training Course!

We are excited for the next NEMO Learning Exchange next month and hope to see you in Ghent in November!

Happy reading,

the NEMO office



News from Our Members

The Creative Museum project: Final Toolkit available online 

The Toolkit is the result of three years of partnership and collective learning and presents a collection of creative museum practices which add value in these key areas: ‘Connecting to Communities’, ‘Spaces for yes’ and ‘Strategies for Success’. The Toolkit provides inspiration for museum professionals who are curious about implementing innovation.

Find the toolkit at

The Nordic Centre for Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK): Nominate your candidate for the 2017 NCK’s pedagogical prize!

The prize is awarded to any person/institution that has made outstanding contributions to the field of heritage learning in the Nordic/Baltic region. The prize is a grant of 25 000 SEK.
Nominations should include a short description of the nominee's work within heritage learning and how the person or institution has inspired, influenced or contributed to the field, explaing why they should be awarded the price. You can submit your nomination until 20 November 2017.

Further information in English and Swedish


BeMuseum - The ICOM Belgium initiative for innovation in museums

2nd BeMuseum Conference: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, 13 October 2017.

The BeMuseum conference brings together cutting-edge (inter-)national museum experts in order to develop digital leadership and research in all the sectors of innovation attached to museums. It offers a lot of professional learning opportunities, from plenary sessions and museum project demonstrations to commercial exhibits and informal networking.
Find out more...

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