Conference programme

9-11 October 2022

Loulé, Portugal

Main venue: Cineteatro Louletano

10:00-
14:30

For full NEMO members only

Directors' meeting

Full members of NEMO are invited to join the Directors' Meeting. Eligible participants have been sent a separate invitation and registration form to the meeting.

15:00-
18:00

Nemo

Sightseeing

Museum visits

You are invited to join one of the activities below.

  1. Visit to the town Quarteira and exhibition of the municipal museum Loulé
  2. Tour to Alte, village in the municipality of Loulé
  3. Tour to Banhos Islâmicos (Islamic Baths) Loulé

19:00

Nemo

Evening reception

Evening reception

The conference opens with an evening reception in Loulé.

09:30

Registration and coffee

Come by for a coffee and get your conference badge.

10:00

Introduction and welcome

10:30

Keynote

Michael Peter Edson (USA), Strategist and Consultant working with tech, culture and global social change

11:15

Nemo

Coffee break

Coffee break

Stretch your legs and get some refreshments.

11:45

Session 1: Inside the museum of the future

This session models a future museum and explores how museums become innovative places to work and make innovation a structural component of their operations.

Introduction and moderation by Maria Vlachou (Portugal), Acesso Cultura.

Martin Zierold (Germany), Institute for Arts and Media Management
Merete Sanderhoff (Denmark), National Gallery of Denmark
Laura Norris (Finland), Oodi Helsinki Central Library

13:00

Nemo

Lunch

Lunch break

Time for lunch before the afternoon programme starts.

14:15

Session 2: Agility in Crisis

This session evaluates agility in the face of recent crises by evaluating how our internal approaches stand up against some of the most intense (and looming) external pressures.

Introduction and moderation by Lodewijk Kuiper (the Netherlands), Netherlands Museums Association and Vice-Chair of NEMO.

Joana Monteiro (Portugal), Lisbon Museum
Caitlin Southwick (the Netherlands), Ki Culture
Vasyl Rozhko (Ukraine), Heritage Rescue Emergency Initiative (HERI)

15:30

Nemo

Coffee break

Coffee break

Get some refreshments and find the venue of your workshop.

16:00-
18:00

Nemo

Running in parallel

Workshops

Learn more about the workshop topics on the dedicated webpage. Please note that the workshops run in parallel and that participants choose their workshop at the conference on a first come, first serve basis.

  1. Towards digital heritage with a purpose
    Aleksandra Janus and Zuzanna Ciesielska (Poland), Centrum Cyfrowe,
    Sofie Taes and Frederik Truyen (Belgium), KU Leuven
  2. MOI! Museums of Impact workshop
    Pirjo Hamari and Eeva Teräsvirta (Finland), Finnish Heritage Agency
  3. How can you make your work future proof?
    Margherita Sani (Italy), University of Bologna and NEMO
    Elis Marçal (Portugal), freelancing conservator-restorer
  4. Survival of the fittest – Eight rules for interconnected thinking in museums
    Susanne Zils (Germany), Bavarian Office for Non-State Museums
  5. Impact awareness for digital leaders in museums
    Maaike Verberk (the Netherlands), DEN - Dutch Knowledge institute culture and digital transformation
    Nicole McNeily (the Netherlands), Europeana Foundation

19:30

Nemo

Evening reception

Dom José Beach Hotel

NEMO’s 30th Birthday Dinner

NEMO turns 30 and we want to celebrate with you! Dress up in your best 90s fashion and join us at the Dom José Beach Hotel in Quarteira for a birthday dinner.

There will be shuttle busses going back from Quarteira to Loulé.

09:00

Registration and coffee

Come by for a coffee and get your conference badge.

09:30

Session 3: Destination innovation

What is necessary to be innovative? In short, innovation is a journey, with bumps in the road and occasional wrong turns. While the journey will be unique to each museum, it may help to have a road map.

Introduction and moderation by Inês Bettencourt da Câmara (Portugal), Mapa das Ideias

Olga Tykhonova (Austria/ Ukraine), MUSEUM BOOSTER
Clara Camacho (Portugal), Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage
Raymond de Jong (the Netherlands), Rijksmuseum
Michael Arnold (Switzerland), Stapferhaus Lenzburg

11:00

Nemo

Coffee break

Coffee break

Stretch your legs and get some refreshments.

11:30

Session 4: Failing upward

One source for innovation is failure. “Try and error and try it again” often brings out the best innovations both in everyday life and in the professional world. In museums, we often only report about successes, not the last because funding logic or performance reviews foster the “success is the norm” approach. How about embracing failures to make it easier to learn from them?

Introduction and moderation by Eva Koppen, Association of European Jewish Museums and Treasurer of the NEMO executive Board.

  1. Interview with Alessandra Gariboldi, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Italy 
  2. Slam: Stories of failures

12:15

Participatory Session and Wrap-up

13:00

Nemo

Lunch break

Lunch break

Time for lunch before the afternoon programme starts.

14:00

Nemo

Parallel activities

Working Group Meetings // Study Visit and tour of Loulé

Join one of the NEMO Working Group meetings running from 14:00-16:00.

  1. LEM - The Learning Museum
  2. Advocacy and Public Affairs
  3. Digitalisation and IPR

Or attend one of the activities of the alternative programme running in parallel.

  1. 14:00-16:00: City tour Loulé
  2. 14:00-17:00: Usability test & feedback session of the self-evaluation framework for impact developed by NEMO's partner project MOI! Museums of Impact. (Please note that the session overlaps with the Annual General Meeting.)

16:15-
17:45

For NEMO members only

NEMO Annual General Meeting

The NEMO Annual General Meeting is only open to members of NEMO.

 

19:00

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Reception

Museu Municipal de Loulé

Final reception

The final reception will take place at the Museu Municipal de Loulé. Sponsored by the MOI! Museums of Impact project.

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