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

  • Overcome your data practise monsters
  • Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Line Henriksen and Oskar Aspman, Malmö University
  • Online workshop on 30 June 2023
  • The Call for applications is open until 31 May

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

The call for applications is open until 31 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 of 100 euro.

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 trainings

Group of about 20 persons stand on the steps of a stair case looking towards the camera.

24-27 April 2023 | Santander, Spain

Co-Organised with ENCATC

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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