Below you find the programme of NEMO's 26th Annual Conference Museums out of the Box! The crossover impact of museums.

You can also download a pdf-version of the programme here.

Access more information about the workshops that are held in parallel on Friday afternoon, 16 November 2018, by clicking here.

Learn more about the Working Group Meetings that run in parallel on Saturday 17 November 2018 here.

Read more about the projects presented during the European Project Slam of EYCH 2018 here.

An overview of all speakers at the Annual Conference can be found here.

Thursday, 15 November 2018


Conference Opening and Reception at MUZA                                                                                 


Friday, 16 November 2018

09:00-09:30Registration and coffee at MUZA

David Vuillaume, Chair, NEMO
Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Malta
Anton Refalo, Chairman, Heritage Malta
Sandro Debono, Project Lead, MUZA, Malta

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Looking back and into the future
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, in discussion with Tere Badia, Secretary General, Culture Action Europe.

10:30-11:15Keynote: Museums, Markets and Eudaimonia

Speaker: Marie Briguglio, Department of Economics, University of Malta
Moderator: Margherita Sani, Project Manager, Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy

11:15-11:45Coffee break
11:45-13:00Panel I: Museums and Society, Youth and Social Integration
Moderator: Henrik Zipsane, CEO, Jamtli Museum, Sweden

Sandro Debono, Project Lead, MUZA, Malta
Annemies Broekgaarden, Head of Public and Education Department, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marina Tsekou, Education Curator, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece

14:00-15:15Panel II: Museums and Cities, Creative Industries and Science
Moderator: Raivis Simansons, Founder, Creative Museum Think Tank, Latvia

Jill Cousins, Director, Hunt Museum, Ireland
Ragnar Siil, Founder and Managing Partner, Creativity Lab, Estonia
Mikko Myllykoski, Experience Director, Heureka Science Centre Helsinki, Finland

15:15-15:45Coffee break

Workshops and Museum Visit (running in parallel). Pre-registration is required. Sign up to the workshops via this form.
More information about the workshops can be found here.

Workshop 1 
Working with Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museums
Venue: Blitz

Workshop 2
Future Museums’ Labour Market and the Challenges we have to face
Venue: Fortress Interpretation Centre

Workshop 3 - FULLY BOOKED
Planning a National Museum Policy: How to lead the process 
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv

Workshop 4
Where History meets Philosophy: a toolkit for museum educators
Venue: MUZA

Guided Tour
of St John’s Co-Cathedral 

19:00Conference Dinner at the Maritime Museum
Meeting point: MUZA


Saturday, 17 November 2018 

09:00-10:00Interview with Lynn Scarff, Director, National Museum of Ireland
Conducted by Kimmo Levä, Secretary General, Finnish Museums Association

NEMO Working Group meetings and study visit (running in parallel). Pre-registration is required.
Find more information about the meetings here

1. Working Group LEM - The Learning Museum
Working Group led by Margherita Sani, Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Region Emilia-Romagna
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv

2. Working Group Museums and Creative Industries  - FULLY BOOKED
Working Group led by Ineta Zelca Simansone, Creative Museum Think Tank, Latvia
Venue: Fortress Interpretation Centre

3. Working Group Advocacy and PA
Working Group led by Lodewijk Kuiper, Netherlands Museums Association, The Netherlands
Venue: MUZA

4. Guided tour of the MUZA Museum

12:30Lunch at MUZA
14:00-15:00European Project Slam of EYCH 2018
Five projects rewarded with the EYCH2018 label by NEMO will each give an eight minute presentation
Moderator: Rebecca Thonander
15:30-17:00NEMO Annual General Meeting (for NEMO members only) 
18:00-19:30Children in Museums Award Ceremony at MUZA 
19:30Reception at MUZA


Sunday, 18 November 2018


Cultural Sightseeing Tour: Bus tour of Heritage sites around Malta 
Meeting point: MUZA        

Register here!