NEMO’s workshops 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.

Group of people are sitting down by a statue in a gallery and listen to a person.  © Image: J. Pierrard

Next Workshop


The NEMO Workshop "Participation for wellbeing" takes place on 28 September 2022 in Brescia, Italy.

Don't miss out

Register to our newsletter to be first hear about new NEMO trainings.


Upcoming workshops

  • Participation for wellbeing
  • Facilitated by Fondazione Brescia Musei
  • 28 September 2022 in Brescia, Italy
  • The call for applications is closed.

This one-day training opportunity will explore how museums may become new and fundamental allies of organisations dedicated to care and help develop awareness of how important culture is for our mental health and wellbeing. It is organised in connection to the nine-part hybrid discussion series “Open doors. The participatory museum today”, NEMO’s ongoing collaboration with the Brescia Museums Foundation.

Apart from the lecture on wellbeing, participants will get to learn more about the Brescia Museums Foundation and be taken on guided museum tours, invited to lunch with the director and join an open session with staff from the Learning Departments of the museums.

Practical information

People connected to NEMO member organisations are given priority and up to 8 members will receive travel grants of 500-600 euro. Other people working within the museum sector are eligible to participate in the training to a fee of 250 euro.

  • Apply by sending a statement of motivation (max 1 page), CV stating your role and proof of membership in NEMO (only applicable for applicants working at NEMO member organisations).
  • Find more information in the call for applications.
  • The call for applications is closed.
About the host

The hosting organisation Fondazione Brescia Musei handles a complex and compelling museum system consisting of Santa Giulia Museum, Brixia Roman Archeological Area, Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, “Luigi Marzoli” Weapons Museum, Brescia Castle, Nuovo Eden Cinema. The Foundation has become a leading example in Italy when it comes to the management and promotion of a city’s artistic and monumental heritage site. The "Open Doors. The participatory museum today" discussion cycle consists of nine hybrid sessions, running between May and November 2022, online and in Brescia, Italy. The series of meetings focus on the idea of a "participatory museum", audience development actions aimed at creating a sense of welcome, and inclusion of the public that does not usually go to museums.

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.

Workshop 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 workshops

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

Would you like to host a workshop?