LEM - The Learning Museum Network Project
This space provides visitors the opportunity to learn about museums and lifelong learning, to exchange ideas, information and materials, as well as to find out more about the project. We encourage visitors to participate in discussions available on the website.
It is apparent museums in the 21st century can play an active role in lifelong learning society by integrating collections, spaces and learning programmes into a new joined up framework that connects formal and informal learning providers, increasing access to cultural life and fostering social cohesion, innovation and creativity. The LEM - Learning Museum Network project aims to create a permanent network of museums and cultural heritage organisations and address the challenges of the EU 2020 Strategy and to play an active role with regard to lifelong learning.
Although we may all more or less agree that the Internet has radically changed the way in which people look for and find all kinds of cultural and leisure contents, do we really believe that museums, cultural institutions and art galleries can offer the same experience on visiting an exhibition or collection in the 21st century without embracing any kind of change? ♦ A research by Dosdoce, Spain, on how digital technologies can enhance the visitor experience.
In this year, the Network of European Museum Organisations event will focus on museums in a digital world and the museum’s component of citizenship – two topics which are getting more and more important for the cultural sector in the future. Issues such as copyright or open access to our collections are vital to all museums. They also have to find their own individual approach to take up their role as social agents for the citizens. NEMO wants to discuss these topics on a European scale – let’s find sustainable strategies and transferable approaches together!
The 30 winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will be celebrated at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony on Sunday 16 June in Athens. Europa Nostra President, Plácido Domingo and the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou will co-host this exceptional event, in the presence of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Dr. Karolos Papoulias.
By Ann Siri Hegseth Garberg, curator at the Sverresborg Troendelag Folk Museum in Norway. Due to The learning museum’s mobility program, I had the opportunity to visit Manchester Museum for a week in May 2012 and my hostess Anna Bunney, Head of public programs, had organized an exciting program for me. I wanted to study Manchester museum’s work with volunteers.