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?

France next to head the Council of the European Union

Since 1 January 2022 and for the coming six months, France is holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU. France and the...

Join the CHARTER Community to contribute to a...

CHARTER, the European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance, is offering people active within cultural heritage to connect and contribute to the Erasmus+ project, which aims at creating a sustainable and resilient cultural heritage...

 Two people wearing mouth and nose masks are looking at an object that is placed on a display plinth.
Pandemic predicted to have long-term effects...

A Flash Eurobarometer study about tourism, published in November 2021, shows that a majority of European Union citizens expect the Covid-19 pandemic to have long-term effects on their travel behaviour. 38% predict that they will...


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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