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Newsletter - 02/2017

We are delighted... share with you that the way for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018) has been paved through a provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union (see more below)!

The European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) published its draft opinion on the proposed directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, which would also have effect on cultural institutions and has sparked lots of conversation.

NEMO's first Learning Exchange for NEMO members of 2017 successfully took place in Bologna, Italy (a report will be available on 20 February) and the next free NEMO webinar for museum professionals will take place on 5 April 2017 (more information coming soon)!

More about the EYCH 2018, opportunities around it, surveys and upcoming conferences below.

Happy reading,

the NEMO office



News from Our Members

IRISH MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Irish Museums Survey 2016 published online

The Irish Museums Association (IMA) and School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin, have published the findings from the Irish Museums Survey 2016. Funded by the Irish Research Council's New Foundation programme under the inaugural Engaging Civic Society award, this publication is the first broad survey of the Irish museum sector (North and South) in more than a decade.
To view and download the online publication, see here

MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Museums Association publishes Tolerance and Inclusion Manifesto

The MA has published a manifesto that restates the commitment of UK museums to supporting tolerance and inclusion across society. The move comes in response to President Trump's Refugee ban and encourages UK museums to participate in the national Refugee Week in June 2017.
More about the Manifesto...


MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Call for Paper for Museums Association Annual Conference in Manchester, 16-17 November 2017

The Museums Association Annual Conference is the largest conference of its type in Europe. This year's conference will take place in Manchester. The MA recently opened its call for session proposals on the conference themes of Audience; Collections; and Workforce.
The call...

ADMINISTRATION OF STATE HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURAL RESERVE "Icherisheher": New exhibition “Sacred Relics" in the Baylar mosque of Icherisheher (Old City of Baku) after renovation works

Following restoration works in the Baylar Mosque of Icherisheher, a new exhibition was opened in January. The exhibition features 99 items in total, including 73 ancient copies of the Quran, 7 religious books, and 19 religious attributes. Among the eye-catching exhibits are the pages of books, saved from fire and immured in the wall. Built in 1895, the Baylar mosque is a historical and architectural monument in Icherisheher. The mosque embodies the principle styles of European, Eastern and local architecture with a drafted masonry dome.

ASSOCIATION OF SWEDISH MUSEUMS: Yearly Museum Convention, Södertälje, 25-27 April

The annual spring meeting held in Södertälje (20 min. from Stockholm) under the theme The Limitless Museum covers digitization in general and its effects on museums in specific. Three days, 40 seminars and 400-500 colleagues to meet with provide a welcome energy boost after a long and dark winter.
Further information in Swedish...

ICOM (CAMOC/ICR)-CAM: Inaugural workshop of the project Migration:Cities | (im)migration and arrival cities, Athens 6-8 February 2017, Municipal Gallery of Athens

In February 2017, CAMOC (International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities), in partnership with CAM (Commonwealth Association of Museums) and ICR (International Committee for Regional Museums), launched their joint project Migration:Cities | (im)migration and arrival cities by organising a three-day interdisciplinary workshop in Athens which brought together sixty participants from eleven European countries, the USA, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Syria, and the Philippines.

Migrant and receiving populations have been constantly making new forms of urbanism in the cities and these are reflected in cultural, geographical, political and economic processes. The three-year project aims to explore the roles museums can have in collecting, presenting and collaborating in these processes. Its core objective is to create a web platform for museums and museum professionals to find relevant experiences and share knowledge on this topic. The workshop in Athens intended to learn from experiences that are real and happening and look into them from four different angles: museums, academic research, concerned citizens/organisations, migrants and refugees.
The second workshop of the project will be held in Mexico City on 28 October 2017.

The programme of Athens workshop is available here and regular updates about the results of the workshop will be posted on CAMOC’s website and its social media channels.

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