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NEMO Training Call for applications: Sustainable transition of museums

20. Juni 

Sustainable transition of museums

14-15 October 2024 | Paris, France

Apply for the chance of joining a 2-day workshop organised by NEMO in cooperation with Centre Marc Bloch and the Louvre on 14 and 15 October 2024 in Paris, France.

The aim of this workshop is to strengthen the dialogue between museum professionals and learn about new approaches on the topic of museums, climate action and sustainability. In addition to the selected NEMO members, high profile professionals from France and Germany will join the workshop and take part in the discussions and exchange.

The first workshop day will take place at the Louvre and provide input and exchange on aspects of eco-transition of museums. On the second day, participants will visit the Louvre Conservation Centre in Liévin and the Louvre-Lens to learn about their operations and mission.

The primary goal of the Louvre Conservation Centre, home to some 250,000 works, is to protect the French national collections entrusted to the Louvre’s safekeeping from the risk of flooding. It is also designed to improve conservation and research conditions. The Centre is one of Europe’s largest study and research centres and forms together with the Louvre-Lens, a decentralised cultural hub.

    Practical information

    Six persons connected to NEMO member organisations will be selected to participate free of charge and receive a grant of 600 euro to support their travel and accommodation. Please include the organisations' membership number in the application as proof of membership. Contact us in case you are unsure about your NEMO membership number.

    Non-members may join for a fee of €250 and are not covered by travel grants.

    Meet the hosting organisations

    Centre Marc Bloch - A Franco-German Centre for Social Science Research

    As a research and training institution, the Centre Marc Bloch distinguishes itself through its inter-disciplinarity and its Franco-German dimension. Interdisciplinary practice is at the core of all CMB projects and its four Research Poles that focus on the various fields of study in the Humanities and the social sciences.

    The Louvre

    Guardian of an art collection of great historical importance to humanity, the Musée du Louvre is an international museum with a universal vocation. In 2023, close to 9 million people visited the Louvre. Its nine curatorial departments are home to collections that span several millennia and cover geographical areas from the Americas to the borders of Asia. Over 33,000 works are on display in its galleries, including world-renowned masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo. They offer a testimony of every imaginable form of artistic expression produced by humankind, making the museum a living space, open and resonant with today’s society. The Louvre maintains a network of relationships with more than seventy-five countries including scientific collaborations, loans, exhibitions, etc.