Museums and Creative Industries. Sharing Estonian recipe for a better future

NEMO European Museum Conference 2019

Museums 2030 - Sharing recipes for a better future

7-10 November 2019 | Tartu, Estonia


NEMO working group Museums and Creative Industries meeting

Museums and Creative Industries. Sharing Estonian recipe for a better future 

8 November 2019

16:00 – 18:00


How change in museum governance can help cooperation between museums and creative industries? What is the best model for a modern museum management?

In this workshop the NEMO Working Group Museums and Creative Industries will look at the case study of its annual conference host country – the Estonia – in view to how its recent museum governance reform opened up new and better ways of cooperation with the creative sector and helped defining museums within the larger family of creative economies.

- Food we cook. Pille Runnel, research director, Estonian National Museum, Tartu

- New way of doing. Lemmit Kaplinski, director, Estonian Print and Paper Museum, Tartu

- The role of museum governance reform in promoting creativity. Jorma Sarv, founder and partner at Creativity Lab, Estonia


Wrap-up discussion: What is happening in Estonian museum scene in terms of cooperation with the creative industries and where is it heading? What recipe can Estonia offer to the rest of museum sector in Europe?

Moderated by museologists Ineta Zelča Sīmansone and Raivis Sīmansons, Think Tank Creative Museum


NEMO European Museum Conference 2019 Museums 2030 - Sharing recipes for a better future

With the goal of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in September 2015. NEMO has decided to dedicate its 27th European Museum Conference to showcase how museums are contributing, and can contribute, to a better future. 

Approximately 150 participants, representatives from European national museum organisations, museum experts, culture policy people and people active in European cooperation projects will meet to discuss topics relevant to the European museums, to exchange expertise, to liaise and to network.

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Within the larger agenda of creating a better and brighter future, NEMO has decided to put a certain focus on Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities and Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. Together we will explore how museums contribute to the sustainable development of cities and communities and how they – as strong institutions, can support peace and justice in a more imbalanced world. NEMO will not only demonstrate how museums and the sector at large are capable of contributing to sustainable development, but also share good practice examples of museums that already make a difference in their communities and contribute to an equal and fair world.

By inspiring museums and other cultural institutions to step it up and dare to take action, NEMO wants to show that the museum community is an excellent key player in achieving the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

At the conference you will be able to attend an inspiring keynote speech by Molly Fannon, UN Live Museum, an interview with Christina Haak, Berlin State Museums, engaging workshops, interesting panel discussions as well as museum study visits and Working Group meetings. Get inspired by courageous museum project in the Museum Project Slam and mingle at several networking opportunities.


Join us at the Estonian National Museum from 7-10 November 2019!

Ineta Zelča Sīmansone

Museologist, Project Manager and Consultant

Raivis Sīmansons