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Newsletter - 04/2018

Time for the next NEMO Webinar!

Spring is finally arriving to most parts of Europe and we are as excited about the promise of sun as with the upcoming NEMO activities. Today, the registration for the eleventh NEMO Webinar opens. On 16 May 15:00 CEST Michèle Taylor will explore the topic of social inclusion and museums when facilitating the webinar "Museums for All? Going beyond ramps and toilets to embrace access and inclusion for Deaf and disabled people." Register for free through this form before 13 May.

In case you would need a break from the sun, most of the previous webinars can be re-watched on YouTube. Access the NEMO YouTube-channel here.

NEMO is reminiscing about the last NEMO Learning Exchange, which took place from 8-9 March in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (AEGPC) hosted the capacity building activity, which focused on social impact initiatives in Spanish museums. Read about the Learning Exchange and learn more about the excellent speakers here.

From 22-23 May NEMO will be in Dijon, France, where we are co-organising the conference Cherishing our Cultural Heritage with ICOM France and ICOMOS France in course of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The conference is free of charge and the general public is welcome to attend - if you are interested in working with volunteers and want to know how to get your communities involved in your work - come join us in Dijon! Read more about the topic and how to register on NEMO's website.

Sunny wishes,

the NEMO office



News From our Members

IRISH MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION (IMA) - Annual conference 2018: "Collecting the 'Now'" 10-11 May 2018, RDS Dublin, Ireland

This conference will examine how museums can ensure that their collections capture contemporary cultural changes and shifting perspectives, moving on in some cases from the collected object. Over two-days, 17 speakers from organisations including the V&A, the Museum of London, National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA, and National Museums Northern Ireland, will aim to explore new, conceptual, collaborative and participatory ways to collect which will produce more imaginative and diverse museum collections and exhibitions for the future. Note rescheduled dates and location following previous cancellation due to ‘Red Alert’ weather conditions. Access more information here and here.

ICOM RUSSIA – Public talk: "Marketing in the Sphere of Culture: Luxury or Necessity?" 20 April, Moscow, Russia

Specialists from famous Russian museums and the invited expert, Matthias Henkel, will discuss relevant tools of audience interaction and marketing strategies in the area of culture and museums. The discussion aims at uniting professionals in theory and practice who will share their views on the topic of museums' audience expansion. Read more about the talk here.

ADMINISTRATION OF STATE HISTORICAL-ARCHITECTURAL RESERVE “ICHERISHEHER” - New Tourism Information Center opened in Icherisheher, Azerbaijan

The Center is located in a historical building (1806), where conservation work recently was completed. Located in a convenient location, near the Icheri Sheher Double Gates, the Center is equipped with all resources to provide better services to increasing tourists and visitors of Icherisheher. The latest ICT infrastructure, a unified and centralized tourism management system, and a new tourism internet portal will help visitors and tourists to learn about the historical and cultural assets of Icherisheher and plan their trips properly. The Center offers special payment terminals where visitors can get electronic ticket to all museums, historical properties, etc. in Icherisheher.

SPANISH DEPUTY DIRECTORATE OF STATE MUSEUMS - CER.ES grows with Spanish collections is a collective online catalog which consolidates more than 110 Spanish museum’s collections. It has grown with the incorporation of holdings from museums of the Augusta Route of Zaragoza, the museums of Gijón, new photographs of the Altamira collections, and recently the scientific and technological heritage of the IT Museum. More information can be accessed here (in Spanish).


The City Council of Valladolid has presented its candidacy to be part of the Unesco World Heritage in the category of Cultural Site. The ceremony took place in the National Museum of Sculpture, the principal inheritance of the city, from where they claimed Valladolid as the base of the Modern State for its historical and artistic legacy. Read more about the event here (in Spanish).

HUNGARIAN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION: Annual Meeting followed by Workshop on Museums for Social Integration

On the event, to be held on 21 April in Budapest, the Statutes of the Society will be modified, awards of the Association will be handed over, lectures of last year’s honored will be listened to, and a workshop on Museums for Social Integration with presentations and open talk will take place. More information here (in Hungarian)

HUNGARIAN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION: Value and Attractivity in Mediaton of Cultural Heritage – International Museumandragogical Conference

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the conference will be held on 7-8 May in Kecskemét’s museums. One keynote speakers will be NEMO board member Margeritha Sani. More than 120 attendant from museums and universities will talk about different aspects of this theme, exchange experiences and possibilities in fifteen sections and workshops. The Facebook-page with more information can be accessed here (in Hungarian).


The 23rd Museum Weekend organised by the Hungarian National Museum takes place on 13 May 2018 in the building of the museum, as the historical garden around is under reconstruction. The award ceremonies for "The Museum of the Year" and "The Exhibition of the Year" competitions will also be held. More information here (in Hungarian).

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