Below you find the programme of NEMO's 26th Annual Conference Museums out of the Box! The crossover impact of museums. Access more information about the workshops that are held in parallel on Friday afternoon, 16 November 2018, by clicking here.

An overview of all speakers at the Annual Conference can be found here.

Thursday, 15 November 2018


Conference Opening and Reception at MUZA                                                                                 


Friday, 16 November 2018

09:00-09:30Registration and coffee at MUZA

David Vuillaume, Chair NEMO, Germany
Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Malta
Heritage Malta
Sandro Debono, MUZA, Malta

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
in discussion with Tere Badia, Secretary General, Culture Action Europe: The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Looking back and into the future


Speaker: Marie Briguglio, Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Malta, Malta

Moderator: Margherita Sani, Istituto Beni Culturali Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy

11:15-11:45Coffee break
11:45-13:15Panel I: Museums and Society, Youth and Social Integration
Moderator: Henrik Zipsane, Jamtli Museum, Sweden

Sandro Debono, MUZA, Malta
Annemies Broekgaarden, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marina Tsekou, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece

14:15-15:30Panel II: Museums and Cities, Creative Industries and Science
Moderator: Raivis Simansons, Creative Museum Think Tank, Latvia

Jill Cousins, Hunt Museum, Ireland
Ragnar Siil, Creativity Lab, Estonia
Mikko Myllykoski, Heureka Science Centre Helsinki, Finland

15:45-16:15Coffee break
16:15-17:30Workshops and Museum Visit (running in parallel)

Workshop 1 
Working with Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museums

Workshop 2
Future Museums’ Labour Market and the Challenges we have to face

Workshop 3
Planning a National Museum Policy: How to lead the process

Workshop 4
When History meets Philosophy: a toolkit for museum educators

Guided Tour
of St John’s Co-Cathedral 

19:00Conference Dinner at the Maritime Museum


Saturday, 17 November 2018 

09:00-10:00Interview with Lynn Scarff, Director, National Museum Ireland, Ireland
Conducted by Kimmo Levä, Secretary General, Finnish Museums Association, Finland

NEMO Working Groups and study visit (running in parallel)

1. Working Group LEM - The Learning Museum
Working Group lead byMargherita Sani, Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy

  • Trends in Museum Education: The Children in Museum Award, Claudia Haas, Austria, and Petra Zwaka, Germany
  • Activities and Programmes for Children and Young people in European Museum, the shortlisted candidates of the Children in Museums Award 2018
  • The NL factor: A journey in the educational world of Dutch museums, Margherita Sani, Italy

2. Working Group Museums and Creative Industries
Working Group lead by Ineta Zelca Simansone, Creative Museum Think Tank, Latvia

3. Working Group Advocacy and PA
Working Group lead by Lodewijk Kuiper, Netherlands Museums Association, The Netherlands

  • Advocating for the Flagship Project MUZA and the European Capital of Culture, Sandro Debono, Malta
  • Museums At Westminster – taking the case for museums to parliament, Alistair Brown, the United Kingdom
  • NEMO’s Advocacy Campaign towards the European Elections 2019, Alistair Brown and Lodewijk Kuiper, The Netherlands
  • Study visit of the MUZA Museum

4. Special study visit tour of MUZA

12:30Lunch at MUZA
14:00-15:00European Project Slam of EYCH2018 Labelled Projects
Six projects rewarded with the EYCH2018 label by NEMO will each give an eight minute presentation
15:30-17:00NEMO Annual General Meeting (for NEMO members only) 
18:00-19:30Children in Museums Award Ceremony at MUZA 
19:30Reception at MUZA


Sunday, 18 November 2018


Cultural Sightseeing Tour: Bus tour of Heritage sites around Malta                         

You can register here!