NEMO | European Museum Conference 2023: and… ACTION! Museums in the climate crisis


The NEMO European Museum Conference 2023 “and… ACTION! Museums in the climate crisis” will take place from 19-21 November in Lahti, Finland. Join 200+ museum colleagues from all over Europe to explore how museums can take action for the climate and a sustainable future.

As the sector stands at the brink of change, NEMO wants to inspire and offer guidance on how museums can be part of the solution and identify where they can contribute to climate action and sustainability. At the conference, we will draw on learnings from NEMO’s recent report to explore sustainability strategies, risk management as preventive measures and how to transform museums into futureproof and sustainable organisations.

Join the NEMO European Museum Conference 2023 for inspirational keynote speeches, enlightening panel discussions and engaging workshops. In Lahti, the European Green Capital (2021), you can expect several occasions for networking with European colleagues, inspiring museum visits and opportunities to explore the local nature and culture. Let’s work together to build strong alliances to find collective strength to contribute to global action for climate.



The NEMO European Museum Conference 2023: and… ACTION! Museums in the climate crisis will explore how museums can contribute to climate action and sustainability by exploring sustainability strategies, risk management and ways to make museums futureproof. NEMO invites you to shape the conference by submitting an innovative and forward-thinking proposal for the Museum Slam on Stories of Action.
Share your story of action and what learnings you made from acting for climate change. Similar to the slam format, we want professionals to reveal their steps into action, be it with an elaborate long-term strategy or with a spontaneous hands-on approach. We are looking forward to hearing what was learned, what had to be adjusted and what did not work out at all.

Send your proposal until 15 August 2023



NEMO has issued a call for participation to encourage increased participation of museum colleagues from Central-Eastern Europe to join the NEMO European Museum Conference 2023. Six persons will be selected to receive a travel grant of 600 euro and free participation at the conference (worth 180 euro).

The call is targeted at museum professionals active in countries in Central-Eastern Europe that are part of the European Union. Applicants should show an interest in the topic of sustainability and climate action as well as a commitment to European collaboration and enthusiasm for international networking.​