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Newsletter - 11/2016

Europe's museum professionals in Karlsruhe

From 10-12 November 170 participants from 36 countries met in Karlsruhe, Germany for NEMO's 24th Annual Conference "Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums".

For a first glimpse at the events, have a look at our short recap, our photo gallery or explore our storify here.

We will be sharing more information with you in the upcoming days and the conference proceedings will be made available in early 2017.
In the meantime, find the most recent calls, activities, reports and events below!

Happy reading,

The NEMO office



News from Our Members

Month-long museum debate in Sweden

Radio and newspaper columnists have recently been vividly debating museums, all starting in September with a report from the National Museums of World Culture to the Ministry of Culture. The debate has concerned everything from museums and norm critisism, threatened museum skills, interfering politicians to the effect of market rents.
Find out more about the discussions...

Discourse about courage, power and museums

November 14th the Association of Swedish Museums held a live broadcasted discourse about the consequences when museums choose to be arenas for "hot" topics and issues.
More information...


The Dutch cultural sector developed a Cultural Diversity Code in 2010. Since 2015 there is a special award to stimulate museums and other cultural institutions to actively engage with diversity. The winner is chosen from  best practices collected throughout the year. The NMA is currently collecting best practices. For more information on the code check here. For more information on Dutch museums and diversity contact: Margriet de Jong at the Netherlands Museums Association

ICOM FRANCE - French National Committee of International Council of Museums: Upcoming events 2017
  • Panel discussion about the code of Ethics and the training (Paris, spring 2017)
  • Publication of the issue # 40 of the Lettre du Comité français de l’ICOM, focused on “Museums and Cultural Landscapes: the Museum Community questioned by the Sienna Charter” (spring 2017)
  • Annual symposium and General Assembly (Lyon, Confluences museum, 29 - 30 September 2017)

Further information

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