Call for applications – NEMO Workshop on wellbeing and participatory museums

 A person is photographed from the back while doing a yoga pose inside a museum space.

On 28 September 2022, a NEMO Workshop will be organised in Brescia, Italy, in connection to the hybrid discussion series “Open doors. The participatory museum today”. Participants will explore how museums may become new and fundamental allies of organisations dedicated to care and help develop awareness of how important culture is for our mental health and wellbeing.

The training will be hosted by the Brescia Museums Foundation and apart from the lecture on wellbeing, participants will get to learn more about the foundation, be taken on guided museum tours, invited to lunch with the director and join an open session with staff from the Learning Departments of the museums.

Up to 8 NEMO members will be selected to participate free of charge and are covered by travel grants. Non-members may participate for a fee of 250 euro.

Fondazione Brescia Musei

The hosting organisation Fondazione Brescia Musei handles a complex and compelling museum system consisting of Santa Giulia Museum, Brixia Roman Archeological Area, Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, “Luigi Marzoli” Weapons Museum, Brescia Castle, Nuovo Eden Cinema. The Foundation has become a leading example in Italy when it comes to the management and promotion of a city’s artistic and monumental heritage site. The "Open Doors. The participatory museum today" discussion cycle consists of nine hybrid sessions, running between May and November 2022, online and in Brescia, Italy. The series of meetings focus on the idea of a "participatory museum", audience development actions aimed at creating a sense of welcome, and inclusion of the public that does not usually go to museums.

More training opportunities

NEMO has two other open training calls at the moment: