NEMO Publication on the social responsibility of museums

To reach as many people as possible with the main messages of the conference Museums and Social Responsibility - Values revisited, NEMO and the German Museums Association are proud to present a publication with texts based on the conference presentations. The online conference took place from 17-18 September 2020 and it was organised within the framework of Germany's presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The publication presents the contributions of 11 speakers who joined the conference to discuss different perspectives of the social function of museums, the political dimensions of education work in museums as well as the social influence and power of museums.

The conference marked the beginning of a series of three conferences hosted by the sitting president of the EU Council. The next conferences will be hosted by Portugal and Slovenia during their presidencies in 2021. The aim is to discuss and further develop the branding and opportunities for museums to act as bearers of social responsibility.