Conference programme

16-19 November 2020

Online (all times are in CET)

10:00

Introduction and welcome

David Vuillaume (Germany), NEMO
Nina Obuljen Koržinek (Croatia), Croatian Minister of Culture
Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria), EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
Irena Kregar Šegota (Croatia), Rijeka 2020

10:30

Opening speech

Museums making sense

Richard Sandell (The United Kingdom), University of Leicester

Moderated by Aida Vežić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Balkan Museum Network

10:50-
11:00

Q&A

Moderated Q&A with Richard Sandell.

14:00

Session 1

COMPLEXITY, COMPREHENSIBILITY AND CREDIBILITY

Introduction and moderation by Alexandra Bounia (Greece), ICOM International Committee for Collecting COMCOL

1st presentation
Why is storytelling essential for museums, communities and visitors?
Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir (Croatia), Muze

2nd presentation
Museums as labs: Trying out different scenarios with complex consequences
David Weigend (Germany), Futurium

14:40

Nemo

Virtual coffee
+ Q&A

Q&A and virtual coffee break

Get your coffee and ask questions to our speakers. You will randomly be paired up with one of the three speakers.

Alexandra Bounia (Greece), ICOM International Committee for Collecting COMCOL
Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir (Croatia), Project leader of diverse intangible heritage projects
David Weigend (Germany), Futurium

15:00

Nemo

Online
reception

Social event

Reception and performance presented by our supporter Rijeka - a European Capital of Culture 2020. Enjoy the World Music Jazz from Rijeka 2020 and network with other participants.

Hosted by David Vuillaume (Germany), NEMO

15:30-
16:00

Nemo

Online
tour

Online museum tour

Virtual tour of the exhibition Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the City, which was realized within the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project.

  • Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the City.

    The exhibition follows the last 150 years of Rijeka’s urban history, during which the city experienced radical growth and became an important transport and industrial centre. The space and the exhibition will be presented by Morana Matkovic and Renato Stanković, DeltaLab programme managers and members of the exhibition's curator team.

    Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the City is a central exhibition of the Sweet&Salt programme flagship, realized within the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project, and presented in the renovated Export warehouse, a new urban hub in centre of Rijeka. Based on recent research by DeltaLab at the University of Rijeka, the exhibition follows the last 150 years of Rijeka’s urban history, during which the city experienced radical growth and became an important transport and industrial centre. Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the city tells a story and explains the history of modern urban development of Rijeka and the region, following the influence of economical, political and social processes on the architecture of the city. Both the exhibition and an accompanying publication are results of researching turbulent history during which Rijeka switched various socio-political systems and territorial structures, while urban development focus was based on new technologies and economic effects.

10:00

Session 2

UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES – CHANGING PERSPECTIVES

Introduction and moderation by Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski (Serbia), Matica Srpska Gallery

1st presentation
Different perspectives showing complex truths
Kaja Širok (Slovenia), National Museum of Contemporary History

2nd presentation
Multiperspective ways of work: The network Multaka 
Salma Jreige (Germany), Multaka - Museum as Meeting Point

10:45-
11:00

Nemo

Virtual coffee
+ Q&A

Q&A and virtual coffee

Get your coffee and ask questions to our speakers. You will randomly be paired up with one of the three speakers.

Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski (Serbia), Matica Srpska Gallery
Kaja Širok (Slovenia), National Museum of Contemporary History
Salma Jreige (Germany), Multaka Project

14:00-
15:00

Webinar

10:00

Session 3

HOW TO CREATE A NEW TYPE OF MUSEUM?

Introduction and moderation by Aleksandra Berberih-Slana (Slovenia), National Liberation Museum Maribor and the Slovenian Museums Association

1st presentation
Change processes in museums: Organisational development and new forms of governance
Jasminko Halilović (Bosnia and Herzegovina), War Childhood Museum

2nd presentation
Power to the people: Co-creating with local communities
Katy Ashton (The United Kingdom), People’s History Museum

10:45

Nemo

Virtual coffee
+ Q&A

Q&A and virtual coffee

Get your coffee and ask questions to our speakers. You will randomly be paired up with one of the three speakers.

Aleksandra Berberih-Slana (Slovenia), National Liberation Museum Maribor and Slovenian Museums Association
Jasminko Halilović (Bosnia and Herzegovina), War Childhood Museum
Katy Ashton (The United Kingdom), People’s History Museum

11:00

Wrap-up

Impressions from the three sessions - what do we bring with us for the future? 

David Vuillaume (Germany), NEMO

11:30-
12:00

Nemo

Online
tour

Online museum tour

Curated virtual Museum Tour in one of Rijeka’s museums (TBD)

14:00-
15:00

Webinar

Webinar: How do I make a museum more sustainable?

Caitlin Southwick (The Netherlands), Ki Culture

10:00

Focus: COVID-19

Introduction to the group discussions and insights to NEMO's report and follow up.

Julia Pagel (Germany), NEMO

10:20

Nemo

Parallel
sessions

COVID-19 discussion groups

Join one of the small discussion groups to exchange experiences and ideas on a specific topic.

11:00

COVID-19 and museums plenary

The group moderators report back from the discussions.

Moderated by Julia Pagel (Germany), NEMO

11:30

Webinar

Webinar: The value of international cooperation and funding opportunities

Margherita Sani (Italy), Istituto Beni Culturali Regione Emilia-Romagna
Lodewijk Kuiper (The Netherlands), Netherlands Museums Associaion

12:30-
12:50

European museum cooperation platform

Presentation of NEMO's current partner projects. Click the red arrow to learn more about the projects.

Moderation and Q&A by Julia Pagel (Germany), NEMO

  • MOI!

    Museums of Impact.
    Presented by Pirjo Hamari (Finland), Finnish Heritage Agency

    This EU Creative Europe funded project aims to help museums increase their impact on and service to society. MOI will help museums to develop their capacity to meet the demands of a changing, more diverse, increasingly digital and ageing society. NEMO is one of 11 project partners. The Finnish Heritage Agency is leading the project.

  • InDICEs

    Measuring the Impact of Digital Cultural Heritage.
    Presented by Sara di Giorgio (Italy), ICCU

    This EU Horizon 2020 funded project wants project partners to empower policy makers and decision makers in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) to fully understand the social and economic impact of digitalisation in their sectors and address the need for innovative (re)use of cultural assets.

    Learn more about inDICEs.

14:00-
15:15

NEMO Annual General Meeting

For NEMO members only.

20:00-
21:00

Nemo

Social
event

Pub quiz

Join us for a museum themed online pub quiz!

Led by Rebecca Thonander and Elizabeth Rosenberg, NEMO 

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