Practical information

We will gather everything you need to know to get ready for NEMO's European Museum Conference 2022 on this page.

Before the conference

  • Registration and conference fee

    Register via Registration closes on 30 September 2022.

    The conference fee is 150 Euro and includes access to all conference offers, including meals and dinners.

    • If you work at a NEMO member organisation, 2 representatives from the member organisation participate free of charge. Additional delegates from the member organisation pay a discounted fee of 100 Euro per person. Please present proof of membership.
    • Members of organisations that are members of NEMO receive a discount of 20% (120 Euro). Please present proof of membership.
    • Students receive a 50% discount (75 Euro). Please present student ID.
    • Partners of the project MOI! Museums of Impact pays a discounted fee of 100 euro.

    We want to encourage the full participation from our colleagues in Portugal to connect with their European colleagues. Therefore, we offer reduced fees for:

    • Staff members at the Museo Municipal de Loulé, who attend the conference free of charge.
    • Members of the General Direction Cultural Heritage Portugal (DGPC) and ICOM Portugal, who pay a conference fee of 75 Euro.
    • Museum professionals active in Portugal, who pay a conference fee of 75 Euro.
  • Who is the conference for?

    NEMO's European Museum Conference is open for everyone and especially targets museum directors, culture policy people, museum educators, activists, students, people active in European cooperation projects, curators, representatives of museum organisations, museums interest groups and policy makers on national and European level.

  • Travel

    We recommend that you look into your travel plans to Loulé as soon as possible. Please consider green travel options such as trains or to off-set the carbon emission caused by your travel. If you will travel by plane, NEMO will organise bus shuttles from Faro airport to Loulé and to the neighbouring town Quarteira.

    More details about the shuttles will be added towards the end of September.

    Information about taxi and public transport from the airport and from Loulé-Quarteira can be found below 

  • Accommodation

    The hosting organisation, the Municipal Museum Loulé, has collected hotel offers and recommendations for your stay in Loulé and Quarteira while attending NEMO's European Museum Conference 2022. 

    Most of the conference programme takes place in Loulé but there will be daily shuttles between Quarteira and Loulé for those who decide to stay in Quarteira, which has more hotel options. 

    To secure one of the discounts refer to the NEMO European Museum Conference when booking.



    • Hotel Zodíaco
      45 rooms are reserved for conference participants
    • Hotel Dom José Beach Hotel
      25 rooms with breakfast are reserved conference participants, who get a 10% discount) 
         - Individual room: 86€ (with 10% of discount)
         - Double room: 90€ (with 10% discount)

At the conference

  • Taxi and public transport


    If you wish to get a taxi from the airport, there is a taxi queue at the exit from Faro Airport.

    You can also book a taxi via the stations for:

    • Loulé: +351 289 414 488
    • Quarteira: +351 289 300 160

    The hosting organisation also suggests booking a taxi through Uber since it makes it easier to travel within Algarve. Approximate times and fares for:

    • Faro Airport to Loulé is about €20 and takes 20 minutes (with Uber).
    • Faro Airport to Quarteira is about €25 and takes 27 minutes (with Uber).
    • Loulé to Quarteira is about  €10 and takes 10 minutes (with Uber).

    Public transport

    There are no direct routes from Faro Airport to Loulé or Quarteira. You can check options for public transport with a travel planner app such as Google Maps.

    The hosting organisation has provided us with a suggestion for travelling by bus to Loulé from Faro Airport. You need to take two busses and the travel time (excluding waiting time) is about 1 hour 40 minutes. The first one takes you to Faro and the second to your final destination. Click on the bus number to access the timetable.

    • Faro Airport – Loulé: Bus 56 takes you from the airport to Faro. Bus 59 takes you from Faro to Loulé.
    • To travel Quarteira – Loulé you can take bus 87 and the journey takes 30 minutes.
  • Venues

    Most of the conference programme will take place at the main conference venue Cineteatro Louletano. The map gives an overview of the venues and the sessions that take place at the different venues.

    Conference map

    Cineteatro Louletano
    R. Dr. Frutuoso da Silva
    8100-501 Loulé

    Parts of the programme will take place at the following venues.

    Loulé Criativo  
    Palácio Gama Lobo  
    Rua da Nossa Sra. de Fátima  
    8100-259 Loulé  

    Banhos Islâmicos  
    Rua Garcia da Orta 4 
    8100-581 Loulé  

    Sul Sol e Sal   
    Rua Sá de Miranda 23 a 25  
    8100-625 Loulé  

    Municipal Museum Loulé  
    Rua D. Paio Peres Correia 19  
    8100-564 Loulé  

    Convento Espírito Santo  
    Rua Vice-Almirante Cândido dos Reis  
    8100-641 Loulé  

    Assembleia Municipal de Loulé  
    Praça da República 44  
    8100-544 Loulé 

    Dom José Beach Hotel 
    Av. Infante de Sagres 143 
    8125-157 Quarteira

  • Conference registration desk

    Is located at the main conference venue Cineteatro Louletano and is open:

    • 10 October 09:30-18:00
    • 11 October 09:00-18:00
  • Conference badge

    You need the name tag to access the conference events. You will get your name tag at the registration desk.

  • Covid-19 safety measures

    At the conference we will make sure to accommodate to Covid-19 regulations and strive towards making sure everyone feels safe to meet and network.

    As we get closer to the event, more information will be added.

Join us in Loulé from 9-11 October

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