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?

 Two people wearing nose and mouth covering masks are looking at art hanging on the wall.
EU Commission guidelines on safe reopening of...

On 29 June 2021, the European Commission launched guidelines on the safe reopening and resumption of activities in the cultural and creative sectors in Europe.

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New copyright rules for museums in Europe –...

Monday 7 June 2021 marked the final day for the Member States of the EU to implement the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive (DMS), to national law, however many countries still haven’t finalized the new national...

EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launches the EU out-of-commerce works...

Out-of-commerce works are copyrighted works that never were or no longer are available through customary channels of commerce....

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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