CFP: NEMO 2024 European Museum Conference

27 May 2024

NEMO's European Museum Conference Can we talk? Museums facing polarisation, taking place from 10-12 November 2024 in Sibiu, Romania, seeks to address the vital role museums (can) play in today’s challenged democracies.

NEMO invites you to be part of shaping the conference programme by submitting a proposal by 19 June 2024.

Until registration opens in mid-June, NEMO is building the programme that will bring together fascinating speakers and engaged participants to exchange on museum trends, opportunities and challenges. Take the chance to be part of one of the inspiring panel discussions, facilitate a workshop or present in the SLAM.

  • SLAM - Navigating controversies The Slam format brings together different perspectives in short time. Each presenter can share their vision, approach, experience in 5 minutes on the stage by using entertaining, participative or learning formats around the following topic: How to deal with sensitive topics while facing backlash or controversy? How can museums respond when caught in the crosshairs of sociopolitical debate? We are searching for professionals that will talk openly about how they navigated controversies, about their ad hoc reactions or strategies, failures and lessons learnt.
  • Workshops. The workshop programme has a practical/participatory approach and should offer our participants a concrete takeaway from the conference. The topics can vary. Relevant examples areDemocratising the museum (diversity management, change management methods with focus on awareness (theory u) etc.); Anti-bias training; Conflict management strategies (mediation, moderation for cultural organisations).
  • Conference. The NEMO European Conference programme includes all formats taking place on our stage: from short panel presentations to interactive formats with the audience, each in the time frame of 5-8 Minutes. You can apply with a contribution relevant to the following topics: 1. Can we talk? Museums and communities. 2. Are we allowed to talk? Museums and political influence. 3. Feel free to propose a topic that you think would be relevant for the conference.

Visit the NEMO website for further information and details on the submission process.