NEMO European Museum Conference will explore how museums can face polarisation

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Registration has opened to NEMO’s European Museum Conference “Can we talk? Museums facing polarisation”, taking place from 10-12 November 2024 in Sibiu, Romania.

200+ museum and culture colleagues from all over Europe are expected to join the European Museum Conference to be part of important conversations and discussions on the role museums (can) play in today’s challenged democracies. Participants can look forward to a programme full of engaging topics, participatory sessions, tours, networking, and hands-on learning in several workshop opportunities.

Our societies are facing massive and disruptive challenges, and societal divisions seem to deepen by the day. Cultural institutions such as museums, therefore, are increasingly under pressure. Join the NEMO European Museum Conference to discuss the power museums have to face polarisation: Which possibilities do museums have to navigate controversies and foster dialogue and debate? How can museums better respond when caught in the crosshairs of socio-political debate?

Additionally, the conference will discuss how to build strong relationships with underrepresented groups and foster their representation in polarising times. Finally, the conference will bring to light the growing political pressure that museums worldwide are grappling with; inviting and analysing possible (re)actions as models for prevention.