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