EMA and NEMO start partnership

With the aim to strengthen their cooperation and to join forces in their work for museums in Europe, the Network of European Museum Organisations, NEMO, and the European Museum Academy, EMA, are happy to announce their partnership for the next years to come. EMA is a non-profit Foundation established to reflect museums at the international level, to promote research on museography and museology as a high cultural activity, to provide constructive criticism and promote discussion on new exhibitions and museums. NEMO is an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. The network ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with information, networking and opportunities for co-operation.

NEMO and EMA share various common objectives in the field of heritage and museums. The cooperation agreement between the two organisations marks the start of the development of a long term collaboration, including the promotion of each other’s activities and developing opportunities for shared actions in the future.

EMA and NEMO start partnership - European Museum Academy

Boston Children’s Museum and ZOOM Kindermuseum win the Children in Museums Award

Boston Children’s Museum and ZOOM Kindermuseum win the Children in Museums Award - European Museum Academy

The results of the 2015 Children in Museums Award were announced on 14th October at a lively ceremony at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam during the tenth edition of the Hands On! Conference, organized by the Rijksmuseum and the Jewish Cultural Quarter.  37 museums took part in the competition this year, with a short-list of eight finalists listed below.  The entries were of an extremely high quality and a testament to the growing maturity of a relatively new field for the museum profession.

The judges decided to present two lifetime achievement awards this year. The Judges’ Report stated: “Boston Children’s Museum and Zoom Kindermuseum have been outstanding in their development and inspiration to others. They reflect the best developments in museology for children, in education and in communication. Learning is a core part of their mission and they put children and their needs and interests at the heart of that. They are innovative, constantly finding new ways to be places which combine exploration, discovery and learning, with careful and clear display, and fun and enjoyment.”


Judges' Report available here below: 

The Article of the Month

The Article of the Month - European Museum Academy

“Museums’ 4 Values – Values 4 Museums” is the title of a recent publication issued by NEMO , the Network of European Museum Organization with which we are frequently cooperating.  

NEMO  focuses on four strategic areas that are important for museums and the museum sector to position and to develop themselves in order to contribute and remain relevant for society: the Collection Value, the Educational Value, the Social Value and the Economical Value.
To highlight these values NEMO conducted a European-wide study among its members on how these values are implemented in the every day work of our museums. Over 80 examples from 22 countries were submitted and reviewed by NEMO’s Executive Board Members. In the end a selection of 22 examples has been documented in the present publication.

We are very grateful to NEMO and  Anne-Sophie Gutsche for making available this text of presentation of “Museums’ 4 Values – Values 4 Museums” . 

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The Children in Museums Award was established in 2011 by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. 

It recognises excellence and innovation in exhibits designed for children within the museum sector. 

Applications are welcomed from children’s museums; from education children and youth departments in museums; and from specialist subject museums with a particular emphasis on children’s programming.  Museums may be long-established or recently opened.   However, priority is given to programmes which display recent innovation.  The project entered for the Award must be current and open for viewing in the judging year.


The closing date for applications is 1 February 2016. Don't miss the chance, apply now!


Application Form is available here below

NCK's Winter School - 23-27 november 2015

NCK's Winter School - 23-27 november 2015 - European Museum Academy

Building dynamic, inclusive and socially purposeful museums and archives. 

 Östersund, Sweden

NCK together with Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at University of Leicester offer a week-long Winter School that explores how we can develop museums and archives to be dynamic, inclusive and socially purposeful organisations. It will be led and facilitated by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), based in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, and will include a mixture of presentations, guest speakers, active learning and international case studies. Students will also be encouraged to put their learning into practice in their current work context. The course is intended for anyone working in museums and archives who are interested in exploring and developing their institution’s social value, political relevance, and its resonance for communities.

The course is carried out with the support of European Museum Academy


For information please contact NCK: info@nckultur.org

or visit http://nckultur.org/winter-school-23-27-november-2015/