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Newsletter - 05/2017

April showers...

...bring May flowers. After being selected for co-funding by the Creative Europe Programme we are preparing a bouquet of offers for you! You can find some of the planned activities already in this month's newsletter. Among them is our next free NEMO Webinar on Museums, Health and Well Being, which will be facilitated by Mark O'Neill on 16 June 2017. If you want to join the webinar, please register here!

We are also excited to inform you about NEMO's next Learning Exchange, hosted by the Irish Museums Association in October 2017. The calls for applications will be sent out soon. Members can now appoint a member of their organisation to participate in events NEMO offers to its members only.

Additionally, this month saw the first meeting of our new NEMO Working Group Advocacy and Public Relations. Furthermore, NEMO was invited to join several meetings in relation to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH 2018), one of them being the stakeholder's meeting organised in the framework of Voices of Culture where NEMO represented the European museum sector.

Wishing you a happy reading,

the NEMO office

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ICOM BELGIUM WALLONIA/BRUSSELS COMMITTEE: BeMuseum leaves the nest

The Belgian Network for Innovation in Museums initially nested in ICOM Belgium (Wallonia/Brussels+Flanders) just joined Creatis, the incubator for creative industries, to stand on its own two feet in order to become the Belgian hub for museum innovation and to help museums to develop the trends of tomorrow.
Further information here and at bemuseum.be.

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN JEWISH MUSEUMS (AEJM): AEJM organises curatorial seminar in Izmir

In April, the Association of European Jewish Museums gathered 15 curators from 11 different countries for a curatorial seminar in Izmir, Turkey. The seminar explored the Jewish heritage of Izmir – the heritage of a once flourishing Jewish community in a Muslim society.
Find out more...

Via ISTITUTO BENI CULTURALI (IBC): National Archeological Museum of Naples: The first worldwide videogame published by an archeological museum

"Father and Son", published by the National Archeological Museum of Naples (Museo Archeologico Nazionale die Napoli - MANN) and developed by TuoMuseo, is available for free on the App Store and Google Play, both in Italian and English. The game follows a son whose father, an archeologist, was mostly absent and passed away. He left his notes and so begins a journey connecting the past and present. In the first three weeks the videogame was downloaded 150.000 times worldwide.
Further information...

PULSZKY SOCIETY – Hungarian Museum Association: Annual General Assembly in Budapest on 21 April 2017

After the members present at the assembly, approved the review on the activities in 2016 and the plans for 2017, the professional awards of the Society were handed over. This was followed by a discussion regarding the present situation and the possible future of Hungarian museums and museum professionals.

Via PULSZKY SOCIETY – Hungarian Museum Association: The Association of Hungarian Provincial Museums' 2nd conference on Collections and Collection Management in Sopron, 24-25 April 2017

This time the main questions of the conference were: What, where, how, why and how to finance. The presentations introduced the collections and the collection policies of a several country museums and enabled comparisons and discussions about the different strategies. The event was organised in the historic town of Sopron, where the local museum also celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation.

ASSOCIATION OF SWEDISH MUSEUMS: Swedish Museum of the Year and annual conference

580 persons attended the annual Swedish Museum conference from 25 to 27 April where, along with seminars and inspiring key notes, several prize awarding ceremonies took place. One was the Swedish Museum of 2017 which was awarded to Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde in Stockholm.

NIMOZ – NATIONAL INTITUTE FOR MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Special Commendation from EMYA 2017 Judges

The Silesian Museum in Katowice has received a Special Commendation from the EMYA 2017 Judging Panel during fro its commitment to presenting and interpreting the dramatic history of the region, reflecting on the achievements and losses, aspirations and sorrows of generations of Silesians. The commendation was given during the ceremony of the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) organized by the European Museum Forum (EMF).
Further information about EMYA 2017...


GERMAN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION: Annual Conference and celebrating 100th anniversary from 7-10 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany

The German Museums Association (GMA) held its annual conference Digital, Economic, Relevant. Museums change. from 7-10 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany. During the conference the role and understanding of museums, their relevance and the possibility of a new museum definition were vividly discussed. With the conference the GMA aimed to open the look into the future by also adding impulses from different European museum professionals to the panels. The conference also marked the celebrations of 100 years of the German Museums Association.
More about the GMA...




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