NEMO's 25th Annual Conference: ‘Open Heart Surgery - The Value of Museum Collections' (9-12 November 2017/ Ghent, Belgium)
Collections are at the heart of museums. As their core and basis, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) wants to take an open look at how museums operate with their collections nowadays. How do museums make their heart beat, how is it connected to other organs in the museum-body, to communities and to society?
We'll examine this question together with museum experts from all over Europe, who will present great ideas and best practices from contemporary collecting, and discuss the political and social effect museums can have on their environment in a digital and diverse society.
NEMO organizes this conference together with ICOM Flanders and the Flemish Art Collection vzw. The Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, STAM (Ghent City Museum) and S.M.A.K. are also partners.
The conference is supported by the Flemish Government, the Province of East Flanders and the city of Ghent.
Members of ICOM Flanders or the Flemish Art Collection receive a 20% discount on the conference fee (120 Euro in stead of 150 Euro)!
(News Item September 1, 2017)