NEMO’s courses provide training on topics related to all aspects of museum work and are facilitated by international museum experts. Participants also get to share best practice approaches with each other in peer-to-peer exchanges.

Upcoming trainings

  • Sustainable cultural management and policy
  • Organised in collaboration with ENCATC
  • 24-27 April 2023 in Santander, Spain
  • The call for applications has closed

Learn more below

  • Overcome your data practise monsters
  • Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeld, Line Henriksen and Oskar Aspman, Malmö University
  • Online workshop on 30 June 2023
  • Call for applications will open in May

Learn more below

ENCATC Academy: Sustainable cultural management and policy

24-27 April 2023 | Santander, Spain

In collaboration with ENCATC, NEMO invites members and the European museum community to apply to join the ENCATC Academy on Sustainable Cultural Management and Policy in Santander, Spain, from  24-27 April 2023. Deadline to apply: 28 February 2023.

Up to six people connected to a NEMO member organisation will be selected to join the training and will be covered by travel grants. The ENCATC Academy aims to foster new sustainable practices among cultural heritage professionals. It will also showcase Santander’s goals for sustainable urban planning, which will add a practical layer to the training on cultural sustainability.

Apply for the chance of joining the Academy to:

  • Learn about the latest advances in sustainable cultural policy and management.
  • Gain or expand awareness of the multiple dimensions of sustainability in culture.
  • Acquire knowledge on how sustainability and resilience best apply to cultural activities.
  • Get acquainted with the cultural actors that make the sustainable transition possible.
  • Network: build and expand relationships with like-minded professionals from the cultural field.
Practical information

People connected to NEMO member organisations are given priority and up to 6 members will be accepted to participate free of charge and covered travel grants of 600 euro. Non-members may register directly through the main host ENCATC.

  • Apply by sending a statement of motivation (max 1 page), CV stating your role and proof of membership in NEMO.
  • Find more information in the call for applications.
  • Deadline to apply: 28 February 2023.
About the host

ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy, represents, advocates, and promotes cultural management and cultural policy education, professionalizes the cultural sector to make it sustainable, and creates a platform for discussion and exchange at European and international level.

ENCATC has organised the annual Academy since 2012. The learning format provides an intense learning experience with a mixed methodology including lectures and seminars, enhanced with experts from the field.

Overcome your data practise monsters

30 June 2023 | Online

When new data practices are being deployed at cultural heritage organisations, a new set of apprehensions and insecurities emerge. We invite participants to an interactive session where we employ monsters to explore what is happening with data practices in cultural heritage organisations. The participants will confront/get to know their data monsters through interactive exercises: depicting the monster, naming the monster, addressing the monster and inviting the monster to tea.

As contemporary research conceptualises the agency of technology and data through the figure of the monster, our workshop aims to explore the monstrous aspects of data practices so that we might learn to live (differently) with our monsters. Through these exercises, the participants will explore the mutuality of agency in relation to data practices as monsters.

The workshop is intended for people who are working with data in cultural heritage organisations – through collections’, management’, visitors’ or other kinds of data. In this workshop, we will experiment with monster-making as a collaborative inquiry into data practices. Data and activities around it are often very elusive, and we hope that after the workshop, participants will be better aware of their own ideas about data practices or will be equipped to conduct a similar workshop at their home institution with concerned and wary colleagues to discuss data monsters and their care.

Practical information

Save the date! The call for applications will open in early May 2023.

The workshop will take place online via Zoom.

People connected to NEMO member organisations are given priority and participate in the online training free of charge. Other people working within the museum sector are eligible to participate to a fee.

Meet the speakers

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt is Professor in Media and Communication at Malmö University and member of Academia Europaea.  Her research interests include cultural citizenship, and participation and engagement in museums, libraries and public broadcasting, social applications of new technologies and questions of data and datafication.

Line Henriksen

Line Henriksen is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Malmö University. She is the author of the monograph In the Company of Ghosts – Hauntology, Ethics, Digital Monsters (2016), and her research interests include monster theory, hauntology and creative writing as method.

Oskar Aspman

Oskar Aspman is an Artistic Lecturer in Visual Communication and Graphic Design with a special interest in comics and graphic narratives. He is also an illustrator and part time member of the editorial staff for the international comics art magazine CBA (C’est Bon Anthology).

Who can participate?

  • NEMO member organisations: staff and steering committee members.
  • Members of NEMO member organisations: by appointment of the NEMO member.
  • Non-members active in the museum sector.

Why take part?

  • Condensed knowledge and training opportunities provided by international museum experts.
  • International networking opportunities with colleagues from Europe.
  • Professional development opportunities on an international, multifaceted level.

What’s the cost?

  • NEMO members participate for free and receive a travel grant to cover their costs.
  • Non-members can join for a fee of €250 per course and are not covered by travel grants.

NEMO Training participant, Online 2021

Their idea is really great and it was very inspiring to me. The purpose of this course is exactly this: to get inspired and to learn from each other's experience. Thank you!

Past trainins

28-29 September 2022 | Brescia, Italy

Facilitated by Fondazione Brescia Musei

16 September 2022 |  Bristol, the United Kingdom

Facilitated by UK Museums Association

June 2021 | Online

Facilitated by Sarah Fortmann-Hijazi and Salma Jreige, Multaka: Museum as Meeting Point

May & June 2021 | Online

Facilitated by Caitlin Southwick, Ki Culture

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