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Newsletter - 05/2016

Happy International Museum Day!

We are not only out to celebrate International Museum Day but also to bring you recent news from the network and the European stage.

NEMO's last Training Course in Östersund, Sweden, hosted by NCK, was a great success and we are happy to announce the next Training Course for NEMO Members on 30 September 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Call for Applications is now open until 30 June 2016!

The registration for NEMO's webinar "New Digital Tools for Cultural Heritage and Museums" on 1 June 2016 is open until 28 May 2016.

Next month we will also open registration for our Annual Conference "The Economic Value of Museums" held from 10-12 November 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany!



News from NEMO's Members

Swiss Museums Association: The largest online collection of Swiss museums

Swiss museums now offer researchers, curators and interested parties easy access to their collections. Over 200.000 items are already available. The museum research community portal provides access to the largest virtual collection in Switzerland. is available in English, German, French and Italian.

Istituto Beni Culturali Regione Emilia-Romagna: Call for papers: Do.Co.Mo.Mo conference "Modern Movement, Cultural Heritage and Society"

The Do.Co.Mo.Mo conference, from 16-18 November in Donostia-San Sebastian, is organized in three thematic sessions:  "Modern Movement and Social Evolution", "Public Involvement: Education, Information and Dissemination", "Management and Economics of Cultural Heritage". The call for proposals was recently issued and is open until 15 June 2016. Papers can be submitted to
Further information on the conference...

The Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK): Course on Socially purposeful museums and archives

How do museums and archives become more dynamic, inclusive and socially purposeful organisations? From 17 - 21 October 2016 NCK invites museum and archive practitioners to a course exploring their institution’s social value, political relevance, and its resonance for communities. The a week-long course in collaboration with the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, the Swedish Exhibition Agency and the European Museum Academy will take place in Östersund, Sweden. Read more and register...

Estonian Museums Association: Year of Maritime Culture

2016 is the year of maritime culture in Estonia. Following this, museums stage thematic exhibitions and organise summer events. One of the instigators is the Estonian Maritime Museum, and most of the Estonian museums plan various events and exhibitions. The theme of the Museum Night is "Waves in the Night".

Etra - entra nell’arte: "walkscape - Walking to know the territory"

Walkscape is a new way to discover heritage and territory and the way in which they are linked together. By seeing, observing and collecting common things and signs, one can mix history knowledge and imagination. Like an archeologist it is possible to discover historic changes, where walkscape enables active citizenship. Etra sees new technology as a way to further develop the walkscape.
Further information...

Finnish Museums Association: Creative Museum - a Gamified Conference for Makers, Museums and Independent Minds

On 2 June 2016 Creative Museum project's (funded by Erasmus+, Key Action 2) fourth dissemination event aims to make connections between museums and makers. The event consists of a series of short workshops running multiple times. The experience is glued together by a highly participatory game in which everyone participates.
More information and registration...

Pulszky Society – Hungarian Museum Association:
General Assembly remembering 25 years

The Society, founded in 1990-1991, held its 2016 General Assembly on 6 May 2016. After greetings by other museum organisations the president gave a speech covering the most important results of the Pulszky society's history. Those present accepted the 2015 review; awards of the Society were handed over. Further information in Hungarian...

Museum Weekend in Budapest

The 21st Museum Weekend organised by the Hungarian National Museum takes place from 21 to 22 May 2016. More than one hundred museums and other institutions will be represented and are part of a rich programme, including the award ceremonies for "The Museum of the Year" and "The Exhibition of the Year" competition. Further information...

NIMOZ – National Institute for Museums and Public Collections, Poland: POLIN museum wins two major awards

The POLIN - Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland won two major European awards in the past month. It received The European Museum of the Year Award 2016 (EMYA) from NEMO's partner the European Museum Forum (EMF) on 9 April 2016 and the European Museum Academy Prize from the European Museum Academy, recognising it as an excellent museum and a state of the art cultural institution which reaches diverse audiences all over the world, the price was last awarded in 2013.
Visit the museum's website...

The Swedish Association of Museums:
Museum of-the-year-award inspires

In April the annual meeting for museums took place in mid-Sweden (Linköping and Norrköping) – with more than 500 participants. The main purpose is to exchange experiences but also to be inspired, for instance by the Swedish Museum of the Year appointment, which went to the Museum of Technology and Science this year.

Winning strategies for museums?

The Swedish Association of museum has sharpened up last years' document on the main focuses in forwarding museums. The originally sixteen focus areas have been transformed into four challenges for the future, concerning: inclusion – digitization – financial value – cooperation. The document is available in Swedish... 

Booklet for smarter museums

"Klokboken" (the smart book), launched in March and aims for better know-how to apply for means from the EU's structural funds. It is set to be used by cultural institutions as well as politicians and was produced by the Association of Swedish Museums in cooperation with the Swedish Performing Arts Association. The document is available in Swedish on the association's website.

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