In 2020, we will meet from 15-17 November in the European Capital of Culture Rijeka in Croatia. Together we will explore the important role museums play in translating the complex to the digestible. 

NEMO European Museum Conference 2020 - Museums making sense will discuss how museums can help visitors make sense of complicated matters – be it climate change or migration processes or economic relations. Through storytelling methods, museums can help us understand complex interrelations. Multiperspective approaches can help us appreciate different perspectives. Museums can work as innovative labs to test different complex scenarios, giving the opportunity to find answers for questions like: How do we want to live? How could the future look like?

In-person exchange is invaluable and a network like ours thrives from personal connections. Therefore, we want to (safely) reconnect in Rijeka, Croatia. The format will be different to ensure your well-being and we will invite a limited number of participants. You may also expect some online sessions to accompany the “offline” programme. 

NEMO and its members were invited to meet in Rijeka "the port of diversity" by Rijeka 2020, which organises all activities connected to the city’s European Capital of Culture programme.

  • We will soon publish the programme as well as practical information. 
  • Get a reminder when registration open.
Richard Sandell

University of Leicester

Speaker Time Icon 16 Nov. 10:00-10:30

Dragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir


Speaker Time Icon 16 Nov. 11:15-12:30

Jasminko Halilović

War Childhood Museum

Speaker Time Icon 17 Nov. 09:45-10:45

Salma Jreige

Multaka - Museum as Meeting Point

Speaker Time Icon 16 Nov. 14:00-15:15

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Past conferences

Tartu | Estonia

7-10 November 2019


Ghent | Belgium

 9-12 November 2017

Get in touch with us for information about older conferences.