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Newsletter - 07/19

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Happy news for NEMO and the museum community

Together with 10 EU cooperation project partners, under the lead of the Finnish Heritage Agency, NEMO has secured EU co-funding to create the museum project and framework MOI! Museums of Impact. MOI! will help museums increase their impact on and service for society. The project partners are scheduled to start working on the project in December 2019. Watch this space for further updates on the framework!

Have a lovely summer,
the NEMO office

At NEMO's European Museum Conference 2019, we will speak about the positive contribution that museums can bring to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join us to connect with museum professionals from across Europe and get inspired.

>> Register now to be part of creating a better future.


NEMO met with ICOM Chair Suay Aksoy in Berlin

On 28 June 2019, NEMO Chair David Vuillaume met with Suay Aksoy, Chair of ICOM, in Berlin, Germany. Among other things, they discussed a structured exchange between ICOM and NEMO, ICOM’s new museum definition and museums’ role in...
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NEMO and ViMM will cooperate to make Cultural Heritage more Accessible

NEMO and ViMM, the Virtual Multimodal Museum, will work together to exploit and increase the benefits of digital technologies in improving access to and preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage in the coming years.
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The new CULT Committee has been formed

The new European Parliament is taking form and after a constitutive plenary sitting last week, David-Maria Sassoli was elected President of the European Parliament and members of the new CULT committee, the Committee on Culture...
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Henry Moore, Krieger mit Schild, Kunsthalle Mannheim

Henry Moore, Krieger mit Schild, Kunsthalle Mannheim

NEMO Working Group Study Visit focusing on Education and Social Engagement

From 10-11 October 2019, the NEMO Working Group LEM - the Learning Museum is meeting in Budapest and Szentendre, Hungary, for its yearly study visit. The participants will get to visit several museums while learning more about...
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Report on Brexit’s Impact on the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

NEMO member the Irish Museums Association and the Ulster University published the report “Brexit and the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland” in January 2018. The report examines possible outcomes of...
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10.09. - 12.09.2019, London, the UK

Conference: Museum Ideas 2019 – Explore the ideas shaping the future of museums
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19.09.2019, Berlin, Germany

NEMO Working Group Advocacy and PA meeting
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19.09. - 21.09.2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia

International Conference and European Museum Academy Awards Ceremony
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24.09. - , Brussels, Belgium

Final Conference of the project Heritage Houses for Europe
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23.09. - 27.09.2019,

Training: ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School
Deadline to apply: 20 July 2019
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Thinking into the future, preserving the past: Information and knowledge transfer for creative artists and preservation experts

The International trade fair for museums, preservation and cultural heritage will take place from 20 to 22 November 2019 in Cologne, Germany. Relevant companies from all disciplines will present new products, solutions and concepts. In addition, the European Heritage Association, the German Museums Association (DMB), Europa Nostra, the Association of Restorers (VDR), the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) and the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS) of the Technical University of Cologne will participate. Also, don't miss the first German Museum Congress that takes place on 20 November. With its successful combination of trade fair and event programme, EXPONATEC COLOGNE provides ideal conditions for networking and knowledge transfer. 

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News from our Members

Join a course for museum and gallery professionals at the V&A to take your career in museums and galleries to the next level
As one of the world’s leading museums of art, design and performance, the V&A attracts visitors from around the world to visit its collections and exhibitions. Over the last three years, the V&A Academy has developed a programme of courses for professionals working in museums and galleries, run by V&A experts to bring their knowledge and passion for their subject to life. Included in this training portfolio is a series of one-week intensive courses, each focusing on a particular aspect of museum practice that the V&A is recognised as an industry leader. Aimed at international museum professionals, these courses are: 

Collections Care and Management for museum professionals working in areas of collections management and/or conservation.
25-29 November 2019
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Curating Fashion and Dress for museum professionals working with fashion and dress collections.
13-17 January 2020
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The Making of Exhibitions for museum professionals working in exhibition development, planning and/or delivery.
27-31 January 2020
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Generating New Income Streams for museum and creative industry professionals.
16-20 March 2020
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Further information about all upcoming Professional Development courses is available at To request additional information, please contact

German Museum Association: New Guidelines for Collections from Colonial Contexts
The second updated version of the GMA-guidelines includes the perspective of museum experts from 11 different ancestral societies from all seven continents. The guidelines offer museum workers a hands-on toolkit for dealing with objects from colonial contexts and working with societies of origin. The guidelines are available online in German, English and French.
>> Download the guidelines

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum:Azerbaijan Heritage in Louvre Museum exhibition in Baku
On 2 July 2019, the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum opened the exhibition Azerbaijan Heritage in Louvre Museum.Here, for the first time in the cultural history of Azerbaijan, beautiful late 18th – early 20th-centuries carpets from the Louvre Museum collection were presented to the audience. The exhibition will last until 30 September. 
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Swedish Museums Association: 100 Democracy Conversations
With 100 years of universal suffrage in Sweden, the Swedish Museums Association explores how talk about democracy can be enhanced by museum knowledge and history. Sofia Embrén, project leader, will create a massive series of conversations, both as podcasts and in front of audiences also being collected by Swedish Museums.
 >> More (in Swedish)

The Regional Museum of Skåne: A new Erasmus+ project on learning through maker space activities
The Regional Museum of Skåne, together with six other organisations, has been granted funding from Erasmus+ for the project “Creative Making for Lifelong Learning”. They will explore methods of working with museum collections in maker space settings, really making hands on use of collections for creative activities. The project will explore how to do this without endangering the collections and at the same time attracting various audiences and adapting activities to suit people of different ages and needs.
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ICOM Russia – International Conference "Heritage Interpretation: the Power of Storytelling in Museums", 27 – 29 June 2019 at The State Hermitage Museum, Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, St Isaac's Cathedral State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The conference became the international communication platform, where the representatives of the museum community from Russia and Central and Eastern Europe have exchanged the experience of working with the issue of interpretation and discussed social mission of the museum, it’s role in the development of social interaction and dialog of different social groups at a local and international levels. The event was organized by ICOM Austria, ICOM Russia, ICOM Czech Republic, ICOM Slovakia and ICOM Switzerland with the support of International Council of Museums and St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.
>> More (in Russian)

Museum of Applied Arts Budapest: SUBJECTIVE - The New Acquisitions of the Museum of Applied Arts in Várkert Bazár
The exhibition entitled Subjective – The New Acquisitions of the Museum of Applied Arts in Várkert Bazár presents the behind the scenes work of the Museum of Applied Arts, which is currently closed for reconstruction, by displaying selected examples of the works of art that have come into its collections since the turn of the millennium or have been restored in the last two decades.
>> More (in Hungarian)

Lithuanian Museums Association (LMA)M. K. Ciurlionis Route – Lithuania, 2019 
Ciurlionis Route – the first project of Lithuanian National Cultural Roads Program – designed for the genius Lithuanian artist, composer, creator M. K. Ciurlionis has been launched. The cultural road operator – Lithuanian Museum Association – united all institutions in Varena, Druskininkai, Kaunas, Vilnius, Plunge, Rietavas and Palanga municipalities, where the most famous Lithuanian artist used to live and create.
>> More information (in Lithuanian)

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