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?

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NEMO statement on the impact of the energy...

NEMO has been observing the exceptional increase of costs for electricity and gas the last months and how it affects museums. Some museums worry bills will increase by 400% and there are already reports of museums having to close...

Call for proposals - Establishing a European Heritage Hub

The European Commission recently published a call for proposals for establishing a European Heritage Hub. The Hub builds on the...

EIT Culture & Creativity: New multi-million...

On 23 June 2022, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) announced its Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Culture and Creativity. Following a call for proposals published in October 2021, a winning team...


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

Museum support for Ukraine

NEMO is collecting and monitoring support actions organised by European museums for Ukraine. Please share the page with affected people, especially Ukrainian museums and museum professionals. Get in touch with more offers - we will continue to collect support initiatives as we #StandWithUkraine️!

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Museums during COVID-19

The coronavirus has had and will have an unprecedented impact on museums. To better understand the status quo and what might come next, we are collecting resources, such as NEMO's report and interactive map, on our page dedicated to museums during COVID-19.

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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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