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Newsletter - 03/2015

In the past weeks NEMO continued its actions for members and museum professionals. The second International Learning Exchange hosted by the Museums Association of the Netherlands offered another great opportunity for the exchange between the different museums associations and institutions. At the end of February the first International Training Course took place, in the following week NEMO's first webinar in Bologna, Italy was a great success, and last week concluded with the Second International Training Course in Amsterdam. Have a look at the activities!



News from our Members

New publication on museums and cultural diversity by the German Museums Association

The recently published guideline “Museums, Migration and Diversity” by the German Museums Association should encourage museums to be more open for cultural diversity and to integrate multi-perspective views on their collections. The guideline was developed by more than 80 museum experts and representatives of migrant organisations. The guideline is available in German and can be downloaded for free.

Fostering orientation for museum professionals

The Estonian Museums Association sends a group of museologists to Istanbul in April. They will visit the exhibition of the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award 2014 - the Museum of Innocence.

First Congress of Polish Museum Professionals

In late April 2015 the First Congress of Polish Museum Professionals will be held in Lódz, Poland. It is meant to be a constitution of modern Polish museology that will look for new definitions for the basis of museology – museum, museum professionals and museum artefacts. The event is planned for 1200 attendees.

The Association of Swedish Museums' spring conference

The Swedish museum sector's most important annual forum is held in Sigtuna in the County of Stockholm from 15 to 17 April 2015. This year's theme is: "The Museum – a pivot of democracy", and is concerned with how the museum sector can influence the society in which we operate.

New periodical 'neues museum, 15/1–2 "Present and Future of University Collections" ' by the Austrian Museums Association published

In the Focus of this months issue: University Collections are attracting broad interest in recent years: What's the difference between museums and university collections? What do they have in common? Among others contributions were made by Hendrik Baumbach (Marburg), Martina Dlugaiczyk (Trier), Christine Druml (Wien), and Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen (Graz).
Furthermore the Austrian Museums Day 2014 was reviewed, other topics are the Art History Museum Vienna's focus on accessibility, and the new permanent exhibtion in the Technical Museum Vienna. The publication (in German) can be orderd at: (14,30 €, shipping costs excluded)

MAPSI Conference and Study Visits "Insights and Tools for Managing Arts Projects with Societal Impact" Tallinn (Estonia) - 7 July 2015 

The research network MAPSI (Managing Art Projects with societal impact) organises its first conference that aims to bring together researchers, academics, students, educators and practitioners involved with artistic and societal activities in order to explore emerging issues around the management of art projects with societal impact.
Attendees without a paper presentation can register free of charge on the website. The conference is organized and supported by EACEA-Lifelong Learning Programme.

Announcing the 2015 Regional Restoration Camps across the Western Balkan

The 21st and 22nd Regional Restoration Camps will provide participants with engaging lectures and hands-on experience with restoration and conservation. While they will be conducted separately, these restoration camps form part of a region-wide push to encourage people to understand the value and learn how to care for their local heritage. The camps will take place from 9 till 20 May 2015, at Gjirokastra, Albania and Rogljevo, Serbia, applications can be submitted by 30 March 2015.
The 23rd and 24th Camps will take place from 9 till 20 September 2015 in Gjirokastra, Albania and Mitrovica, Kosovo. The deadline for applications is 10 July.

How can your organisation develop a strategy to deal with audiences and non audiences?

The ADESTE project (Audience DEveloper: Skills and Training in Europe) published a report on "European Occupational Standard Profile of the Audience Developer". It provides a set of knowledge, skills, competences, and attributes required for arts and cultural organisations to reach new audiences. The programme is based on interviews with national, European, and international focus groups, the project consortium gained first-hand insight from experts and practitioners active in the field of arts, culture, training and education in 11 countries. The report can be found here.

The Gaziantep Toy Museum in Turkey is a nominee for the best European Children's museum

The Toy museum of Gaziantep, which was inaugurated in April 2013, is a candidate for the award for the best toy museum of Europe. Every year the European Museum Academy gives awards to children’s museums every year and Gaziantep applied for the award. It rates its interactivity and workshops aiming to improve the creativity of children, as well as social integration as its highest strenths.

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