NEMO’s mission is to make sure that museums are an integral part of European society by promoting their work and value to policy makers. We do this by liaising with and informing EU institutions and other stakeholders in Europe about the crucial role of museums.


What’s new in EU policy?

NEMO signs statement: Brexit and a cultural...

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. On the occasion of Brexit, NEMO and almost 50 other cultural organisations issues a statement stating that cultural exchange and European experiences can counter...

CrowdHeritage launch event in Athens

Join the launch of the crowdsourcing platform CrowdHeritage in Athens, Greece, on 11 February 2020. NEMO is part of the advisory board of the platform, which crowdsources and enriches metadata in the cultural heritage domain.

Cathrine Magnant is appointed as Head of Unit for Cultural Policy

Cathrine Magnant, the former Head of the Task Force implementing the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, has been appointed...

Our advocacy work for museums

NEMO liaises with European policy makers and EU Institutions in all areas relevant to museums. We produce recommendations and co-operate with partners in the European cultural field to make our demands heard. We also help our members to build successful advocacy campaigns and support museums to make an impact on various sectors.

Our current focus topics


It is time to put museums’ potential into action. NEMO encourages museums to support a sustainable and better future and to contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030. We want to inspire museums to be #MuseumsforFuture.

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EU funding programmes for museums

We are looking into the current use of EU funding programmes by museums to help shape better funding opportunities in future.

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