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Newsletter - 11/2018

Thank you for joining us in Valletta!

NEMO returned from its fruitful 26th Annual Conference in Valletta, Malta last week. 184 delegates from 39 countries met in the 2018 European Capital of Culture from 15-18 November 2018 to discuss the cross sectoral impact of museums. Thank you for joining us there and for following the conference on social media! Scroll down for a short and sweet summary of the conference.

Learn how to involve the education sector at your museum at the next NEMO Learning Exchange. From 28 February - 1 March 2019, the Slovenian Museums Association invites NEMO members and non-members to Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia. Find the call for applications here. Apply before 10 December 2018. NEMO members participate free of charge and are covered by travel grants. Non-members can participate for a fee of 250 Euro.

The NEMO Working Group Museums and Creative Industries recently presented a report with case studies of successful collaborations between museums and the creative sectors from across Europe. Download it here and get inspired.

On 30 October 2018, Jenny Siung, Head of Education at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland, facilitated a NEMO Webinar on the topic of "Maker-in-Residence: How museum professionals can collaborate with local creative partners". Watch it on NEMO's YouTube Channel.

Last but not least, make sure to mark 7-10 November 2019 in your calendars. We are already looking forward to welcoming you to NEMO’s 27th Annual Conference at the Estonian National Museum in Tartu!

Happy reading,
the NEMO office


Museums in Europe and their Impact on Different Sectors - Breakdown from NEMO’s 26th Annual Conference

184 museum professionals, culture professionals and policy makers from 39 countries met at NEMO's 26th Annual Conference in the 2018 European Capital of Culture, Valletta, Malta, from 15-18 November 2018, to discuss the cross...
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European Manifesto on Supporting Innovation for Cultural and Creative Sectors

At THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit, organised on 10 October 2018 within the framework of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, NEMO and 13 other actors from the creative and cultural sectors came together and made a united call for large-scale...
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Budget for Creative Europe is boosted by the European Parliament in the Post-2020 EU Budget Proposal

On 14 November 2018, the European Parliament voted to adopt the EU multi-annual financial framework 2021-2027 interim report. The proposed budget includes a substantial increase of the Creative Europe programme to €2.8 billion...
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The Winner of the 2018 Children in Museums Award was Announced at NEMO's Conference

On 17 November at NEMO's 26th Annual Conference, the 2018 winner of the Children in Museums Award was announced. The Keppel Centre for Art Education at the National Gallery Singapore received the award and a check of 5000 Euro at...
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03.12. - 04.12.2018, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Conference: Heritage For Future - networking & funding of Cultural Heritage
To highlight the potential European networking and funding as well as the legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Creative Europe Desk Culture – Luxembourg and the European Institute of Cultural Routes, together with representatives of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and Europa Nostra, will try to investigate three major topics during the panels.
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06.12. - 07.12.2018, London, the United Kingdom

NEMO Learning Exchange
Museums Change Lives – How the Museums Association works to promote museums with purpose. Hosted by the Museums Association.
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11.12. - 12.12.2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

Conference: (No) Conflicts Left Behind: the Role of Museums
The conference venue is the National Museum of Military History and the conference language is Bulgarian, with translation in/from English. Email for more information.
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13.12. - 14.12.2018, Hamburg, Germany

Conference: European Training Network – Participatory Memory Practices (POEM)
Concepts, strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture. POEM is a consortium of high profile universities, acknowledged memory institutions, civil society organizations, and SMEs located in Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the UK. The aim of the POEM programme is to contribute to future-envisioning heritage politics, the empowerment of groups on the margins, and their potential to participate in the civil society as well as in the labour markets.
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24.01.2019, Brussels, Belgium

Symposium: Ensuring Intellectual Property Rights in a Digital Age
Discussion the EU’s new copyright reforms package.
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06.02. - 08.02.2019, Kyoto, Japan

Conference: Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies
This 3 day meeting will address the evolution of artists residency models and rapid expansion of the field. We will compare traditional ‘time and space’ models with new residency typologies that reflect our changing social economy. Nomadic, start-up, virtual and Airbnb residencies will all be explored.
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News from our Members


Benaki Museum: Conference "The Co-Museum" - Synergies, Coalitions and Partnerships between museums, cultural initiatives, civil society and beyond, Athens, Greece, 29 November 2018.

Cultural organizations have realized that through the power of sharing experiences and combining forces with other partners, they become more relevant to their communities.  Synergies have a multiplying effect on outreach and audience development, as well as on sustainability and financial growth. The "Co-Museum" Conference will highlight inspiring examples of synergies and partnerships from the U.S., the UK, Germany and Greece.  It will explore how museums and cultural organizations can imbed diverse collaborations in their strategy and planning, and how they can invite different communities and initiatives to participate in a co-creation process.
>> Access more information here.

ICOM Russia - All-Russian campaign “Museum for Everybody! ”, 1-2 December 2018.

During two days, museums from all over the country will hold different educational events, excursions, and workshops for people with disabilities, their friends and families as well as all interested visitors. The event is aimed at advocating equal rights and opportunities for everybody to participate in cultural life. The campaign is organized by ICOM Russia with the charity organization “Wonder Wheel”, project “Culture.RF” and with the support of the Sberbank’s Charitable Foundation “INVESTMENT TO THE FUTURE”. It is part of a long-standing and complex project Inclusive Museum which became one of the winners of the ICOM-CECA Best Practice Award 2018.
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The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle – Skopje: Promotion of two books on museology in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle

Two important books on museology were promoted at the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle. The book "Conservation and Restoration Methods and Treatments of the Ohrid Collection of Icons" by the senior conservator Angelina Popovska was promoted on October 31 2018. On November 1, Macedonian National Committee of ICOM has promoted the "Museological dictionary" by the author Dr. Krste Bogoeski, one of the most prominent museologist in the Republic of Macedonia.
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The Netherlands Museums Association: Museuminspectors and Kidsproof museums

4.000 Dutch children (up to 12 years old) reported 11.000 times of their museum visit as  ‘Museuminspecteur’ and selected a record of 70 museums Kidsproof in the last season! Throughout the country, in every province at least one museum was awarded Kidsproof, unique in the history of Museumkids.
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The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle – Skopje: Exhibition Folk costumes through the lens of Tošo Dabac

On November 15, an exhibition Folk costumes through the lens of Tošo Dabac was opened in the Porta Macedonia. This exhibition is an exclusive opportunity to see the photographs of one of the founders of contemporary Croatian photography - Toso Dabac (1907-1970). The exhibition feature around 30 photographs with folk costumes from different parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and other countries in the region.
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The Netherlands Museums Association: Campaign on behalf of Volunteer Day

On December 7, Dutch Volunteer Day, we would like to emphasize the essential and indispensable contribution of volunteers to museums. For example, we developed over 40 short portraits out of almost 27.000 volunteers working in our museums. We would like to thank and recognize them in their dedication towards museums.
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The Netherlands Museums Association: Developing Customer Data Platform – Voucher campaign

This year a test with a Customer Data Platform has started. One of the campaigns that has recently launched is a voucher that allows first-year card holders to bring along a friend/family member. Encouraging the card-holder to bring a visit to their favorite museum and introducing a new crowd to museums.

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