NEMO 23rd Annual Conference | Re-Visting the Educational Value of Museums: Connecting to Audiences

5-7 November 2015 | Pilsen, Czech Republic

NEMO's 23rd Annual Conference "Re-Visiting the Educational Value of Museums: Connecting to Audiences" took place in Pilsen, Czech Republic from 5-7 November 2015.

The topics covered during the first day of the conference were also put together in the publication Re-visting the Educational Value of Museums: Connecting to Audiences.

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Find a photo album on NEMO's facebook page.

First conference day, 6 November 2015

David Vuillaume, Chairman of NEMO and Ondrej Dostál, Chairman of the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries welcomed the participants to a day of talks and discussions.


Educational approaches and programmes in the Czech Republic
Pavel Douša, Project Leader of "Touch the 20th Century"

First panel: Museum Education in Europe
Moderator: Margherita Sani, member of NEMO's executive board and leader of the Working Group The Learning Museum

Critical outcomes of museum learning
Kalle Kallio, Director, Finnish Labour Museum

The challenge of professionalism
Henrik Zipsane, Director, Jamtli Foundation Sweden

Learning Museum: Collaborative Partnerships
Tine Seligmann, Head of Educational Department, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

Kulturanek: Contemporary Art TV for children

Leszek Karczewski, Director, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

Are we failing?
Maria Vlachou, Cultural Managment and Communication, Accesso Cultura

European perspective on education and museums
Michel Magnier, Director, "Culture and Creativity", DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Second Panel: Museum Education beyond Europe
Moderator: Siebe Weide, General Director of the Netherlands Museums Association and NEMO Executive Board member

The American Association of Museums' Education Initiative
Madelin Vadkerty, Amerian Association of Museums

Museum Education in Ibero-America
Clara Camacho, Ibermuseos

ASEMUS' Education Exchange
Fionnuala Croke, Chair, ASEMUS - Asia-Europe Museum Network

Interview with Wim Pijbes
Interviewer: Siebe Weide | Interviewee: Wim Pijbes, then director of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recording of NEMO's 23rd Annual Conference | 6 November 2015

Second conference day, 7 November 2015

The second day was dedicated to practical work and insights. In the morning NEMO's three Working Groups invited NEMO members and non-members to take a look at their work in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Creative Industries and Learning in Museums. In the afternoon the participants could attend one of three workshops. Alessandra Gariboldi, ADESTE project, gave an insight into audience development, while Madeline Vadkerty talked about museum advocacy. Diane Drubay discussed the question: "How to create an inclusive, dynamic and locally connected museum event?"

The afternoon was concluded with NEMO's General Assembly for all NEMO members. A number of future activities was announced and current issues such as significant budget cuts in Slovenia were put into focus for NEMO's future work.