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 and supports the European Heritage Alliance Manifesto

On 9 May 2020, the European Heritage Alliance released the Manifesto “Cultural Heritage: a powerful catalyst for the future of...

Germany takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On 1 July 2020, the Croatian Presidency handed over the torch to Germany, which will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU...

 Person takes a photo of a colourful and abstract installation using a tablet
Public consultation on digital access to...

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage. The online consultation is open for contributions until 14 September 2020.


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

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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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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