Happy Holidays and a happy New Year from NEMO!
NEMO looks back at a very successful 2017 and thanks all its members for contributing to the network and its accomplishments!
We are happy to look forward to a new year of many NEMO activities and actions in the European cultural sector. Particularly with the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), the stage is set for a focus on the European history and values to strengthen a sense of European identity, encourage discovery and exploration and draw attention to the challenges of cultural heritage and its sector. NEMO is part of the European Commission's stakeholder committee for the EYCH and actively involved in shaping the year.
We are also able to award the EYCH 2018 label to cross-border museum-related projects and initatives! If you are interested in receiving the label, please find further information here.
In the first months of 2018, NEMO will offer a free Webinar on 29 January 2018 and for its members also a NEMO Learning Exchange will be hosted by the Spanish Association of Cultural Heritage Managers from 8-9 March 2018! We are looking forward to your registrations and applications!
Best wishes for the winter break and happy reading,
the NEMO office
News from NEMO Members
SPANISH DEPUTY DIRECTORATE OF STATE MUSEUMS: Making museums more accessible
The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports implemented the "More Culture = More Inclusion" project, which was developed by Plena Inclusión Madrid, for its State museums to make them more accessible. As part of the project museum's floor plans have been revised to create easy-to-read guides for people with intellectual disabilities. Relevant contents were adapted for more easy comprehension, this serves as an exemplary work for the mediation of complex contents through more simple expressions. Five museums have joined the initiative so far.
SPANISH DEPUTY DIRECTORATE OF STATE MUSEUMS: Acknowledgment to museums for supporting the eradication of violence against women
The State Museums have received an acknowledgment for their commitment to eradicate violence against women granted by the Government Delegation for Gender Violence. The actions are part of the Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport's Museos+Sociales Plan, whose purpose, among other things is to give visibility to the necessary social cohesion and make the museum an element of integration. The museums have taken an active part in providing information, prevention and awareness-raising on violence against women.
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE: Conference "Museums as Agents of Change: Diversity, Accesibility and Inclusion" | 30 November 2017 - 1 December 2017 in Athens & Thessaloniki, Greece
The conference, which featured lectures by British, U.S. and Greek speakers as well as workshops for museum professionals, focused on the social impact of museums and invited the local museum community to explore how inclusiveness and sustainable development involve constantly adapting and diversifying practices, programmes and services, building on and often surpassing the museum's traditional role of preserving collections and sharing them with the public. The conference took place at the Benaki Museum, Athens and State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. More information, conference programme and recorded sessions are available here.
NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF ALBANIA (NHM): Activities, projects and events in 2017 and 2018
In 2017 the NHM organized several important exhibitions such as "105th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania"; "Tirana Urban Graphics" and "Hello, my name is Bukur Esht" in collaboration with the Municipal Museum of Bucharest, Romania. The museum also organised several educational programmes for children, e.g. "I Draw History" or "One day at the museum", as well as conferences, lessons, professional tables and events commemorating Albania's historical events. The year 2018 in Albania was proclaimed as the Nationwide Year of Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu (Scanderbeg) and the NHM has planned various activities such as exhibitions, international scientific conferences for which it invites you to collaborate!
Find out more about the NHM...