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Newsletter - 12/2016

Off to 2017...

2016 was an eventful year for NEMO! We can look back at 2 Learning Exchanges, 3 International Training Courses, 3 Webinars, the 24th Annual Conference and several other events and initiatives, that NEMO has been active in! Thank you for being a part of the NEMO community and making this year so successful!

2017 already awaits all of us with new endeavours.

We wish you a great start into the new year and happy holidays!

The NEMO office



News from Our Members

New publication: Deaccessioning. Sharing experiences from Finland

What do deaccessioning in museums of cultural history and in art museums have in common? What are the differences in deaccessioning needs and practices? This web publication is based on two joint projects on deaccessioning involving three museums of cultural history and three art museums. Find out, and read on!


Finland is celebrating its 100th anniversary as an independent state in 2017. Museums are an important part of the jubilee program and more than 140 museums will open the year with events on the first weekend of 2017. The Finnish Museums Association has collected the program of all museums on one website (in Finnish):

THE NETHERLANDS MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION (NMA): 7 December was the Day of the Volunteer – the NMA presented an ode to all museum volunteers

In the shape of 35 moving mini-portraits with personal stories, the NMA wanted to express gratitude to all 23,000 volunteers who work in Dutch museums. Nearly all Dutch museums work with volunteers, 16% are fully dependent on them. Volunteers fill nearly 4,000 full-time jobs, representing a capital value of 100 Million Euro, nearly 10% of the turnover in the museum sector. Find the portrait videos here.

Role of Museums Enhanced by New Swedish Law

The Swedish government suggests a Museum law to ensure professionalism and independence and also a wider museum-supporting role for the Swedish National Heritage Board. If accepted, these changes will enter into force from next summer and strengthen the role of Swedish museums.
More information in Swedish

2/3 of the Swedes Visited a Museum Last Year

According to a recent national audience survey, Swedes visited museums more frequently last year than previous years, with an increase of 11%. Two thirds of the population (aged 18-65) claim to have visited a museum at least once during the year. Further information in Swedish.

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