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Newsletter - 02/2016

February stories

After the first Learning Exchange in Denmark in January, NEMO's activities continued with the Training Course "Tools to make your collections widely visible online" this week. NEMO Members have the opportunity to participate in the next International Training Course in Östersund, Sweden on "How to best work between politics, research and practice" in April 2016.

The Executive Board of NEMO met in Bologna this month and decided to join Copyright for Creativity. The board also discussed NEMO's 24th Annual Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany from 10-12 November 2016. More information on the conference that focuses on the Economic Value of Museums will be available soon!



News from our Members

The Swedish Association of Museums: Refugee Situation Activates Swedish Museums

In a recent enquiry heads of Swedish museums were asked if their museum is active or plans to be so in the ongoing refugee situation. 70% answered yes! Examples of acitivities are collecting money, using museum space for schools and other urgent needs, documentations, exhibitions, free entrance and "fika" (coffe and buns).

Leo Tolstoy Museum-estate "Yasnaya Polyana": International Project "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth" in July 2016

The Leo Tolstoy Museum and the Mark Twain Museum announce the start of the Russian-American Project "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth". This new programme in the form of an youth exchange aims to start a conversation with today's teenagers about growing up based on the classical literary works by Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain. Further information...

BMN - Balkan Museum Network: Training of new Balkan Museums Access Group members, 16 - 17 February 2016

Following a call by the Balkan Museum Network in December, nine individuals from six Balkan countries have joined the Balkan Museums Access Group (BMAG), a permanent working group of the Balkan Museum Network. The Network is committed to increasing accessibility of museums for everyone, and especially for deaf and people with disabilities. The first training took place from 16 to 17 February 2016 in Athens and was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Lejre Museum: Meet the legendary Danish kings at reopened Lejre Museum

On 17 March 2016 Lejre Museum reopens with a brand new set of exhibitions centered around the legendary Danish kings. Find out more...

RAGNAROCK: The Danish museum for rock, pop and youth culture

On 29 April 2016 the new Danish museum, RAGNAROCK, opens in Roskilde after a long construction period. RAGNAROCK is a brand new museum centered around music, and the musical impact on political, social and cultural life through the 1900's. Further information...

The Bavarian department for non-state Museums: Celebrating 40 years

The Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern (Bavarian department for non-state Museums) celebrates 40 years of work for the Bavarian museums. The Landesstelle/department will celebrate its 40th birthday with lots of activities and new publications. Every month another event with different topics shall take place. Find out more...

Museum Education Center of Yerevan, Armenia: Workshop Museum Marketing Strategies and Practical Tools, February 22-23, 2016

In this workshop Armenian museum staff members from all levels and departments will gain museum business insights on how to get better returns by working together. The museum professionals are invited to bring their own issues to the workshop to be able to work on their challenges. More information...

DGPC – Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (Portugal): Increase in visitors to Portuguese Museums in 2015

In comparison to 2014 the visitors to monuments, museums and palaces of the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage rose from 3.577.433 to 4.055.968 (a positive variation of 15,4%) in 2015. Just as in the previous year foreign visitors remained the largest part of visits (rose by about 15,5%) compared to the national visitors (raise of 8,9%). Regarding the museums, an increase of 11,4% in visits can be observed. Complete results...

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