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07 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

NEMO European Museum Conference 2019

Entitled "Museums 2030 - Sharing recipes for a better future", the 27th European Museum Conference organised by the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) will be held in Tartu, Estonia, on 7-10 November 2019. The conference is organised with the help of the Estonian Museums Association and the Estonian National Museum, which will serve as the 2019 conference venue.

The theme: museums, sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda

With the goal of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in September 2015. NEMO has decided to dedicate its European Museum Conference 2019 to showcase how museums are contributing, and can contribute, to a better future. Within the larger agenda of creating a better and brighter future, NEMO has decided to put a certain focus on Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities and Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. Together, conference participants will explore how museums contribute to the sustainable development of cities and communities and how they – as strong institutions, can support peace and justice in a more imbalanced world. NEMO will not only demonstrate how museums and the sector at large are capable of contributing to sustainable development, but also share good practice examples of museums that already make a difference in their communities and contribute to an equal and fair world. By inspiring museums and other cultural institutions to step it up and dare to take action, NEMO wants to show that the museum community is an excellent key player in achieving the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Programme and contents

The conference will include an inspiring keynote speech and interview, engaging workshops, interesting panel discussions as well as museum study visits and Working Group meetings. Get inspired by courageous museum project in the Museum Project Slam and mingle at several networking opportunities. A programme is available on NEMO's website.  

Further information

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