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.


New EU Work Plan for Culture 2023-2026 approved

On 29 November 2022, the EU Work Plan for Culture 2023-2026 was adopted by the Council of Culture Ministers of the European Union....

NEMO report provides recommendations for...

NEMO publishes a report that reflects the status quo of European museums in the climate crisis. The report is opened with seven key recommendations for policy makers and the sector that will help tap the full potential of museums...

NEMO contributes to greening the Creative Europe programme

The last days, NEMO Policy Officer and Sustainability Advocate Elizabeth Wilde has taken part a series of consultation and...

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 take action for the climate and be #MuseumsforFuture.

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Museums in the energy crisis

NEMO has been collecting information about the situation for museums in the current energy crisis and the ever-increasing costs. The data can be explored in an interactive map. Additionally, NEMO has published a statement calling on policy makers to support museums to cope with the energy crisis and keep open.

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Emergency responses

NEMO is quick at gauging museum activities and responses to different crises. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have published two reports, mapped the response across Europe and gathered resources. We also #StandWithUkraine and published a statement and collected initial initiatives by museums in support of Ukraine after Russia invaded the country in February 2022.