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Within the framework of Germany’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, NEMO and the German Museums Association co-organised the online conference Museums and Social Responsibility – Values revisited from 17-18 September 2020. This conference focused on what social responsibility means for museums. Through their daily work, museums make a significant contribution to social responsibility by dealing with questions that are…


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Within the framework of Germany’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, NEMO and the German Museums Association co-organised the online conference Museums and Social Responsibility – Values revisited from 17-18 September 2020. This conference focused on what social responsibility means for museums. Through their daily work, museums make a significant contribution to social responsibility by dealing with questions that are…


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From the 2020 Rome Charter Conference, October 1 – 3, 2020. The Rome Charter is a transnational group of over 45 cities and 95 advisors that has started an initiative to support the right to participate in cultural life as a condition for a better society. The convening took place from October 1 – 3, 2020 and consisted of three…


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The fifth and last episode of the European Conference 2020 took place on September 28. Under the theme “Tempestuous times –the crisis- recovery and change” the session analyzed the role of culture in our lives and what we have o could learn from this pandemic moment. Nico Carpentier, Richard Evans, Arundhati Ghosh, Olga Wysocka  and Inês Bettencourt da Câmara (moderator) discussed how cultural organisations can deal…


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Panellists: Lise Korsgaard, Chiara Organtini, Ben Walmsley, Daniel Wetzel. Chair: Jonathan Goodacre. This session looks at how participation and engagement in culture is being affected by the new world of crisis and social distancing and how, as cultural professionals, we should respond. At a time when artists and audiences have found new ways to relate to each other, we will look at new modes of…


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“The cultural institution – what needs to change?”, with the panellists: Teodor Celakoski, Félix Dupin-Meynard, Victoria Durrer, moderated by Dea Vidović. In the discussion on balance between elitism and cultural democracy we tackled the question of excellence and managerialism which is a dominant principle in which cultural institutions are run nowadays. It seems through many examples that none of the modes has proved…


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The second episode of the European Conference 2020 took place on September 7. On this occasion the theme was “A new vision for culture? Integrity, direction and relevance”. This session looked at whether there is a balance to be struck, dealing at the same time with concepts of populism, elitism, inequality and democracy.  Sajida Carr, ArjoKlamer, Francois Matarasso, Goran Tomka, Ana Žuvela, Philipp Dietachmair,  Davor Mišković,  Lana…


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The 1st episode of the European Conference 2020 took place on August 31. Under the theme of “Culture’s place in our lives”, Nicolas Barbieri, Mafalda Damaso, Anne Torreggiani, Alessandra Gariboldi, Valentina Montalto, Jordi Pascual and Lene Struck-Madsen shared with all the participants their thoughts and reflections on topics such as new cultural formats, the transition to digital cultural experiences, inequalities,…


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From the program MAST Hybrid Interfacing Academy, September 22 -24 The Hybrid Interfacing Academy brings together participants from a variety of disciplines, jointly exploring and identifying the vectors of possible policy impacts and priorities for the future of Europe as well as create alliances for forward-thinking future actions. Different stakeholders will be brought together to ideate primarily with(in) the artistic realm…


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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on non-governmental cultural centres. Centres all over Europe were forced to stop their activities, cancel their events and close their community spaces, including their bars and restaurants. This video tackles the impact of the pandemic in cultural centres and the vital role that they play in society. A World without Cultural Centres?…


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From the program MAST Hybrid Interfacing Academy, September 22 -24 The Hybrid Interfacing Academy brings together participants from a variety of disciplines, jointly exploring and identifying the vectors of possible policy impacts and priorities for the future of Europe as well as create alliances for forward-thinking future actions. Different stakeholders will be brought together to ideate primarily with(in) the artistic…


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Webinar Series: Fabulamundi Effects – A European digital storytelling Along with our partners Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe, CAE brings to the digital stage a week-long festival of webinars and happy hour talks focusing on the multifaceted landscape of identities, languages, and experiences in the playwriting and theatre sphere. The webinars, aimed at both professionals of the sector and the general public…

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