NEMO delivered a key note speech at the online conference “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion“

 This illustration announces a conference hosted by ICOM Azerbaijan. The left sides shows an illustration of people in colourful shirts looking at each other. The other side is filled with textual information about the conference.

On the International Museum Day, 18 May 2020, David Vuillaume, Chair of NEMO Executive Board opened the online conference “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion“ with a keynote speech. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee.

In the first part of the conference, Barbara Lisicki (UK) Director at Entertainers Ltd. Director at Equals Training CIC, and Professor Dr. Amareswar Galla, Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Former Vice President, ICOM, Paris also delivered speeches. 

Dr. Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, President of ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee moderated the online conference.

In the second part of the online conference, the directors of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Azerbaijan National Art Museum, National History Museum of Azerbaijan, State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture, Independence Museum of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State Theatre Museum after Jafar Jabbarli, Museum Center, YARAT Contemporary Art Center, Old City Museum Center, Gobustan National Historic and Artistic Reserve, House Museum of Sattar Bahlulzade, House Museum of Tahir Salahov, House Museum of Jafar Jabbarly, House Museum of Niyazi, House Museum of Vagif Mustafazadeh, House Museum of Gara Garayev, House Museum of Uzeyir Hajibeyli, House Museum of Samad Vurgun, Memorial Museum of Bul-Bul, Memorial Museum of Mammad Said Ordubadi, House Museum of Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, House Museum of Azim Azimzade, Memorial Museum of Nariman Narimanov, House Museum of Abdulla Shaig, and House Museum of Leopold and Mstislav Rostropovich participated in the discussions.