Museum conference 2013
Network of European Museum Organisations
The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) Annual Conference  will be held in Bucharest, Romania, 1-3 November 2013.
To make sure its full members (e. g. national museum organisations or similar umbrella bodies in Europe) are able to attend the conference, NEMO offers limited travel grants. If you are interested, please contact NEMO’s office until Friday, September 27, at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can museums make themselves fit and successful in the future? While their basic tasks won’t change, with whom, for whom, where, when, how and why they perform – these tasks will. The proximity to the audience, to the people-community-citizens, will be a crucial factor for a successful museum in the future.
At this year’s conference, NEMO will focus on aspects that are closely connected with museums’ potential to build on the proximity to the audience:
The Digital Shift
What challenges and which opportunities come along with the digital shift for museums? How can they use ICT in order to connect people to their collections? How do they handle open questions, e.g. with regard to copyrights? For this session, NEMO has invited high-profile speakers, among them are Nick Poole (Director Collections Trust) and Jill Cousins (Director Europeana).
Towards an Active Civil Society
What are the demands and the potential that museums have to help build on an active civil society that relies on reflective citizens, being aware of their rights and responsibilities? Renown speakers including Massimo Negri (Director European Museum Academy) and Jorge Wagensberg (Director Cosmocaixa Barcelona), will speak about their experiences.
The Future EU Culture Strategy
And lastly: What can the EU contribute to help the cultural sector – and in particular museums – serve their communities? How do museums fit into the EU’s strategy for culture? We will hear from Luca Bergamo (Secretary General, Culture Action Europe) culture sector’s initiatives and learn about the new European funding programme “Creative Europe”.