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.


Cookbook highlights the 8 calls of the...

As part of the Cultural Deal for Europe Campaign, Culture Action Europe has published a cookbook with 8 recipes for the 8 calls making up the campaign to create a palatable breakdown of the Cultural Deal for Europe.

Watch recording of NEMO’s input on the...

On 15 March 2022, an information event about the upcoming European Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage (ECCCH) took place. NEMO had been invited by the European Commission to give a presentation, which now can be watched...

Stay up to date with the European Year of...

The European Commission has named 2023 the European Year of Skills (EYS) with the goal of helping people get the right skills for quality jobs and helping companies address skills shortages in the EU. The Commission is preparing a...


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

From September to October 2022, NEMO collected information about initial consequences for museums caused by the energy crisis and increased energy costs. The data can be explored in an interactive map. Additionally, NEMO 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.