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06 Jan 2017

NEMO: Video and Materials of "Museums as Intercultural Spaces" Published

nemo-intercultural-spaces-small In late November 2016, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) organised a webinar entitled "Museums as Intercultural Spaces: Exploring New Paradigms", in the context of its regular online training sessions for museum professionals. Key questions addressed during the session included the following:
  • In what ways can museums serve as places for intercultural dialogue?
  • To which extend can they influence intercultural dialogue?
  • What are useful examples or case studies?
  • How can museums benchmark diversity management?
The webinar was facilitated by Dr. Simona Bodo, an independent researcher and consultant specialising in the social agency of museums and their role in the promotion of intercultural dialogue. It was organised in cooperation with the Media Integration and Communication Centre (MICC) and New Media for Cultural Heritage (NEMECH). In the course of the session, Dr. Bodo provided an overview of existing, more "traditional" responses of museums to the growing diversity of their audiences. Following the introduction, the webinar dealt with experimental strands of practice that are questioning the notion of "intercultural work" in museums and concluded with the introduction of a benchmarking tool for diversity management in cultural institutions, which Dr. Bodo helped develop in the framework of the project "Brokering Migrants' Cultural Participation", funded by the DG Home Affairs of the European Commission. NEMO has recently published the slides used during the presentation. In addition, the recording of the webinar can be viewed here: For additional information about NEMO's webinar series, please visit