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Newsletter - 01/2019

Happy NEMO year!

We are thrilled to start a new year with you and we look forward to the new opportunities for learning, development and networking that 2019 is bound to bring.

A free NEMO Webinar about the relationship between museums, economics and wellbeing will be the first NEMO activity of the year. On 25 February 2019 at 15:00 CET, Marie Briguglio, Professor at the University of Malta, will facilitate the webinar "Museums, Markets and Eudaimonia".
>> Register via this google form.

NEMO is a proud cooperation partner of the international conference Connected Audience - The Role of Emotions in Museum and Cultural Experiences, which takes place from 4-6 April 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The Early Bird offer expires on 20 January 2019 already so get your ticket now to be sure to join us! 
>> Get your ticket now

Happy reading,
the NEMO office


Calls for Proposals: Horizon 2020 Funding Programme

The application window for Horizon 2020 funding programme will close on 14 March 2019. Two funding strands are of special interest to the museum sector.
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NEMO International Training Course on Audience and Emotions

NEMO’s next International Training Course will take place from 4-6 April 2019 in Berlin, Germany, during the international conference Connected Audience - The Role of Emotions in Museum and Cultural Experiences. NEMO is part of...
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Plovdiv and Matera: European Capitals of Culture 2019

Starting 1 January 2019, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and Matera, Italy, hold the title European Capitals of Culture 2019. NEMO is a cooperation partner for Matera 2019 and will be involved in various activities related to heritage during...
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Museums make the World a better Place

NEMO partner American Alliance of Museums has published a video about the importance of museums and that museums indeed make the world better.
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Call for Proposals: Museums and Cultural Policies Projects

The NEMO partner IMP, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project, has issued a call for proposals in order to collect inspiring examples of museums that successfully work with cultural policies.
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Ways to Promote Museums and Cultural Heritage are Highlighted in new Material from Erasmus+

On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the European Commission has developed material that valorises the legacy of the EYCH 2018 and highlights its importance.
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The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU has been launched

On 10 January 2019, the Romanian Presidency was officially launched in Bucharest. Romania’s presidency started on 1 January 2019 and will last until 30 June 2019. It is the first time that the country holds the Council rotating...
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17.01. - 18.01.2019, Milan, Italy

Conference: TRACES Final Conference “Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts”
TRACES – Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production will conclude its three years research programme with a two-day event, merging a critical overview on the main findings ensuing from its investigations and a forward-looking discussion about the future of contentious heritages transmission in Europe and the concept of Reflexive Europeanisation.
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24.01.2019, Brussels, Belgium

Symposium: Ensuring Intellectual Property Rights in a Digital Age
Discussion the EU’s new copyright reforms package.
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06.02. - 08.02.2019, Kyoto, Japan

Conference: Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies
This 3 day meeting will address the evolution of artists residency models and rapid expansion of the field. We will compare traditional ‘time and space’ models with new residency typologies that reflect our changing social economy. Nomadic, start-up, virtual and Airbnb residencies will all be explored.
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25.02.2019, Online

NEMO Webinar: Museums, Markets and Eudaimonia
Join the free online Webinar to learn more about the relationship between museums, economics and well-being and how to use this knowledge. The webinar is facilitated by Marie Briguglio, Professor, University of Malta. Register before 22 February 2019.
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25.02. - 02.03.2019, Elefsina, Greece

Workshop: Personal Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Heritage
In this six-day course, participants will familiarize themselves with the principles of a quality based method for Heritage Interpretation and will practice how to perform personal interpretation on their own. Scholarship opportunities are available. Deadline to apply: Friday 25 January 2019.
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28.02. - 01.03.2019, Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia

NEMO Learning Exchange on Education
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24.04. - 26.04.2019, Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia

Conference: Museums as Agents of Memory and Change
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04.04. - 06.04.2019, Berlin, Germany

Conference: Connected Audience - The Role of Emotions in Museum and Cultural Experiences
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07.11. - 10.11.2019, Tartu, Estonia

NEMO European Museum Conference 2019: Museums 2030 - Sharing recipes for a better future
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News from our Members

UK Museums Association: Conference & Exhibition from 3-5 October 2019, Brighton, UK
Proposals for sessions for the 2019 UK Museums Association (MA) Conference & Exhibition in Brighton are now open for submission. The theme for the event, which takes place on 3-5 October 2019, is Sustainable and Ethical Museums in a Globalised World. The theme is linked to current social and political upheaval, demographic changes, rising inequalities and climate change. Museums are a strong position to encourage and facilitate debate about these challenging issues. The deadline for submissions is 3 February 2019.
>> More information

Irish Museums Association (IMA): ‘We are all Engagers: making meaningful museums’ conference, 1 – 2 March 2019, Cork, Ireland
The IMA annual conference 2019 will consider how museums can imbue audience-centred thinking within their organisational culture, in particular how we can develop and reimagine collections in ways which will actively engage the public. How can we unlock our full potential by becoming more dynamic, agile, and responsive to issues of contemporary relevance?
>> Further information

Rijeka, Croatia – European Capital of Culture 2020
More than 1000 cultural events, 170 conferences, seminars and workshops, 300 local and international program partners,   
27 000 m² new cultural infrastructure, 7 main flagships. The big opening is coming on February 2020. 
>> More info can be found on and on Facebook

Jamtli Museum and the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK): LevelUp – Securing Quality in Managing Volunteers
The LevelUp project was co-funded by a Nordplus Adult grant and carried out by five partners from four Nordic countries: Jamtli Museum (project leader) and The Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK), Östersund/Sweden, Werstas, the Finnish Labour Museum in Tampere/Finland, Ringköbing-Skjern Museum from Denmark and Museene i Sör-Trøndelag, Trondheim/Norway. The project seeks to secure high quality in volunteer management in museums. National surveys are completed to identify current practices and framework for managing volunteers. These answers form a type of Nordic database together with interviews with specific museums as case studies in each country. 
>> More information and the final report can be found here

The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle – Skopje: The exhibition "Memories of the First World War
The exhibition "Memories of the First World War" was officially opened in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle on 24 December 2018. With this project, the museum joined the world's initiatives for marking 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The thematic presentation of the war events during the Great War include various documentary material - photographs, personal testimonies, and a rich fund of museum artefacts.
>> More information

ICOM Russia – Conference “Exhibition projects: creation, management, digital development” – 14 March 2019, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow
During the conference, participants will discuss the general steps of creating an exhibition: from the idea and design to the analysis of the traffic and preservation of the digital copy of the exhibition. The conference will be divided into theoretical and practical parts. The practical part will include the workshop form Panasonic Russia, the exhibition's "hackathon" and the technical tour through the museum. The event is organized by ICOM Russia, Panasonic Russia, Museum Plus and The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre.

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