ESLI Attends NEMO Annual Conference 2015

On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November, the European Shoah Legacy Institute attended the 23rd annual conference of the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) in Plzen, Czech Republic – the 2015 European Capital of Culture. The conference, with the theme of ‘Re-Visiting the Education Value of Musuems – Connecting to Audiences’ – brought together over 120 representatives of museums, government departments, and universities from twenty-seven European countries, the United States, and Canada.

The conference offered an international view on museums’ commitments in the educational field and explored new approaches to building and attracting new and diverse audiences. In addition to extensive networking opportunities, the conference offered participants workshops on important issues such as museum advocacy, audience development, and intellectual property rights.

The NEMO annual conference provided the European Shoah Legacy Institute with a tremendous opportunity to engage with museum and allied professionals from across Europe and North America and to introduce NEMO and its members to ESLI’s Cultural Property and Provenance Project, which aims to develop provenance research as a crucial mechanism for cultural heritage protection in Europe.

ESLI would like to congratulate NEMO on its successful and informative conference, and we look forward to working collaboratively with NEMO in the future.

If you are interested in learning more about NEMO, please visit its website at www.ne-mo.org. A photo album from the 2015 annual conference in Plzen can be found on NEMO’s Facebook page, and video recordings of the presentations can be found here.