Museums' Cross-sectoral Impact was Confirmed at NEMO's 26th Annual Conference

NEMO's 26th Annual Conference "Museums out of the Box! The crossover impact of museums" gathered 184 delegates from 39 countries at Valletta's new art museum MUZA in the 2018 European Capital of Culture to discuss the cross sectoral impact of museums.

The conference affirmed that museums indeed create different kinds of values to other sectors such as the social, tourism and health sector and should be fully acknowledged and given increased support to encourage those collaborations across sectors, and supports the concept of mainstreaming heritage becoming a reality across EU, national, local and regional levels.

The conference also built on the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage by showcasing projects that had received the EYCH 2018 label and European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics stressed that the legacy of the year will live on and that culture is not only a community activity, but that culture also has an impact on social and economic sectors as well as an important international dimension.

Access a summary of the conference and most of the presentations here.

At the conference, it was announced that NEMO's 27th Annual Conference will take place from 7-10 November 2019 in Tartu, on the invitation of the Estonian Museums Association and the Estonian National Museum.