Working Group Meetings

The NEMO Working Group  meetings offer an opportunity for you to test out one of the working groups. If you already are a member of group, you get to meet your colleagues, get more insights of the topic and discuss future steps of the group. The meetings and workshops are running in parallel on 8 November from 16:00-18:00 and pre-registration is required. Get in touch with if you wish to change working group meeting.

1. Working Group LEM - The Learning Museum

Is learning in museums better without objects?
  • Lead by Margherita Sani
  • Venue: World Cinema Hall

Margherita Sani will start of the meeting by introducing everyone to the group and to the working group's activities in 2019 and to the 2020 work plan. To better understand learning in the museum, Benedetta Tiana, Museum Consultant for interpretation, education and audience development, has been invited to speak about learning without objects. During 2019, Benedetta has, on the behalf of the working group, conducted a research on the same topic. Kaari Siemer, Head of the Educational Department at the Estonian National Museum, will account for the conference host's museum educational activities.

2. Working Group Museums and Creative Industries

How can change in museum governance help cooperations?
  • Lead by Ineta Zelča Sīmansone and Raivis Sīmansons, Think Tank Creative Museum
  • Venue: Helmi Kurrik Auditorium

What is the best model for modern museum management? We will examine this question by taking a closer look at the conference host country; Estonia. The recent Estonian museum governance reform has opened up new and improved ways of cooperation with the creative sector and has helped defining museums within the larger family of creative economies. To illustrate, the following case studies will be presented;

  • Food we cook. Pille Runnel, Research Director, Estonian National Museum
  • New way of doing. Lemmit Kaplinski, Director, Estonian Print and Paper Museum
  • The role of museum governance reform in promoting creativity. Jorma Sarv, Founder and Partner at Creativity Lab

In the wrap-up discussion, we will discuss what is happening in Estonian museum scene in terms of cooperation with the creative industries and where is it heading? What recipe can Estonia offer to the rest of museum sector in Europe?

3. Working Group Advocacy and PA

EU funding for museums and best practice example
  • Lead by Lodewijk Kuiper, the Netherlands Museums Association and Alistair Brown, UK Museums Association
  • Venue: lmari Manninen Video Auditorium

Lodewijk Kuiper and Alistair Brown will present the main findings and outcomes of the 2019 study "EU funding for Museums, Galleries and Archives in Europe - Grants for Call Years 2014-2018", which was commissioned by the NEMO Board in order to know how NEMO members profit directly from EU policies and funds. This information is crucial when advocating the interests of museums to the EU. The report specifies outcomes at the level of individual museums per country. Therefore, we will discuss the involvement of museums in the workshop participants’ countries in the four EU funds. After this discussion, the Finnish Museums Association will present a best practice advocacy case called ‘Internship week for Politicians in a Museum’. We will end the workshop with a group discussion on advocacy cases.

4. Working Group Digitalisation and IPR

The European Copyright Reform: What's Next?
  • Lead by Sylvia Willkomm
  • Venue: Aliise Moora Auditorium

In May of this year, the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. All Member States have until June 2021 to implement the new rules into national law and first consultations are already in progress. But what are the changes for cultural institutions, especially museums? Together with Adriana Matas, Junior Policy Advisor at Europeana, we will take a look at the provisions of the DSM directive. In addition, we would like to exchange about possibilities to support European museums in getting their collections online and accessible as well as discussing questions for a NEMO survey on the status quo on digitization.

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