What a NEMOvember!
We celebrated NEMO's 25th birthday and held our annual conference from 9-12 November 2017 in Ghent, Belgium. During the Annual General Meeting, NEMO's members also elected a new NEMO Executive Board!
Additionally, NEMO joined several meetings throughout Europe, heading to Bologna for ICOM Europe's General Assembly, to Ljubljana for the Centre for Creativity's Kick-off and Rome for Culture Action Europe's Annual Conference. Our next journeys will take us as far as Baku for the next NEMO Training Course and to Milan for the European Culture Forum and official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
We would also like to share the most recent developments at EU policy level with you. Have a look at our responses to the EU's Open Public Consultation on Europeana to help you submit your reply!
Last, but not least, please save the date for NEMO's next annual conference from 15-18 November 2018 in Europe's Capital of Culture Valletta, Malta!
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News from Our Members
IRISH MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Call for Papers: IMA 2018 Annual Conference "Collecting the Now"
The Irish Museums Association is inviting proposals for papers - with a focus on contemporary collecting - for the annual conference to be held on 2-3 March 2018 in Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is noon, 27 November 2017. For further information see http://www.irishmuseums.org or contact Gina O’Kelly, Irish Museums Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPUTY DIRECTORATE OF STATE MUSEUMS, SPAIN: Conference 150 years of a profession: from anticuarians to curators
The conference held from 15-17 November 2017 commemorated the creation of the museums curator civil service in Spain, 150 years ago. During the three days, the conference tackled the current situation and profile of the museum curators at national and international level, in terms of access and training, career development and global recognition.
H&M, HERITAGE AND MUSEUMS: WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event for Central and Eastern Europe
The WEAR consortium, in cooperation with the local Greek parnters (Greek Hub): The Heritage and Museums - H&M Organization, Hellenic Clothing Industry Association - Textiles and Clothing Design Lab, and HELGRAMED - Hellenic Union of Graphic Arts and Media Technology Engineers, organised the WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event for Central and Eastern Europe on 16 November 2017. WEAR Sustain seeks artists, designers and creative people of all forms to work with technologists to develop critical approaches to design ethical, sustainable, environmental, and aesthetic wearable or smart/e-textile projects.
The event presented the call to engineers, technologists and designers and facilitated networking, so new teams can be formed, and they can propose concrete projects within the framework of the second WEAR Sustain call.
Further information about WEAR Sustain...
GLASGOW LIFE/The Burrell Collection: The Burrell Collection receives major funding boost of £20million towards ambitious refurbishment
The Burrell Collection received a major funding boost with The UK National Lottery awarding £15 million and the Scottish Government awarding a further £5 million towards the refurbishment and redisplay of the acclaimed museum. The funding marks a key milestone towards the Burrell’s refurbishment and redisplay of almost 9,000 objects.
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GLASGOW LIFE/The Burrell Collection: A splendid record of one of the largest and most important tapestry collections in the world
The Burrell Collection has launched a richly illustrated volume ‘Tapestries from the Burrell Collection’ which presents, for the first time, the extraordinary tapestries in Glasgow’s Burrell Collection. Lavishly illustrated with new photography of each tapestry, this scholarly but accessible analysis will appeal to specialists and the general public alike.
MUSE – Science Museum: The human genome on show
The MUSE - Science Museum will open an original and up-to-date exhibition on the topic which permeates the life of each person: the human genome. At MUSE, the newest science museum in Italy, curators are busy putting together the trilingual, interactive exhibition that will open on 24 February 2018.
BALKAN MUSEUM NETWORK: The Balkan Museum Access Group (BMAG) has been selected as an Innovative Practice of the Zero Project 2018
BMAG will be presented at the international conference in February 2018, featured in an annual report and promoted on the website and across the Zero Project's social media channels. This is a great recognition of the work the Balkan Museum Network has done in the last ten years to make museums more accessible for disabled people. For further information about the work of Zero Project and the award, please see their web site www.zeroproject.org