872 People Danced for Museums and Cultural Heritage

On 19 June 2018, NEMO and its partners invited to the event A Museum Night Out – Dance at the Museum in Berlin, Germany. The event was organised within the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Summit – Sharing Heritage/ Sharing Values, which takes place from 18-24 June 2018. The evening represented the only event organised by the European museums sector during the Summit.

The event was a huge success with 872 visitors throughout the evening. The guests were greeted at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin by NEMO, the <link https: www.museumsbund.de _blank external link in new>German Museums Association, the <link https: museot.fi en.php _blank external link in new>Finnish Museums Association, <link http: europeanmuseumacademy.eu _blank external link in new>European Museum Academy, the <link https: www.reinwardt.ahk.nl en _blank external link in new>Reinwardt Academy and <link https: theartsplus.com external link in new>THE ARTS+.

When the doors opened at 19:30, the first visitors were welcomed with live music performed by the Pearls, who played at different locations in the museum during the evening. A welcome speech was given by NEMO Chair David Vuillaume and NEMO Secretary General Julia Pagel. Afterwards Pier Luigi Sacco [The Misha Sessions ft. PLS], also know as professor Pier Luigi Sacco, Special Adviser to the European Commission in the Field of Cultural Heritage, played until Lila Chupa-Hoops did the first of two hula hoop performances. Later, DJ Justin Fidèle made sure that everyone kept on dancing to the very end of the event.

NEMO and its partners hope that the visitors at A Museum Night Out – Dance at the Museum left the event with a new, or greater, understanding of how museums can be part of connecting people and that cultural heritage contributes a strong shared identity.