The first LEM event planned for 2014 has been in Glasgow, UK. A one-day study visit to Glasgow museums was held on 24 April. Participants had the opportunity to attend also the following seminars: “New trends in digital interpretation” and “XX century heritage and the XXI century breed of museum users: engaging the community” held on April 25 and 26. These seminars were part of the European Museum Academy’s Annual Meeting, the Micheletti Award Ceremony and the Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony.
The conference has been the final event of the EU Grundtvig funded Network LEM – The Learning Museum (2010-2013) which brought together delegates from 30 countries. The subject was the Learning Museum, i.e. of how a museum can and should be not only a learning environment, but also an organization which is engaged in a process of ongoing learning and is in close contact with the community in which it is located and learns from it, from its public, from society at large.
Under the theme "Adult Learning: Making a Difference through Partnership" the conference has been held in Manchester, UK. Focused on partnerships the event has examined how collaborations between museums, health authorities and formal learning providers can be a model to raise the quality of adult learning provision, whilst considering the economic challenges of austerity.
Under the theme "Creativity, Lifelong Learning and the Ageing Population" the conference has been held on October 11, 2012 in Östersund, Sweden. This topic has been chose both because seen from the perspective of the rapid ageing of the European population, what is happening in heritage institutions today becomes even more relevant to share and discuss and also because 2012 as been proclaimed the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.
RIGA (LV) LEM project midterm international conference in Riga dedicated to "Intercultural Dialogue and Social Cohesion in museums". This international conference aimed at encompass recent developments in social justice museum movement across Europe, particularly concentrating on museums role in being utilized for achieving social cohesion ends.
The LEM Project Group in collaboration with the European Museum Academy and the Istituto Beni Culturali of the Region Emilia Romagna organised the Kenneth Hudson Seminar 2011 "The virtual museum" in Bertinoro (Forlì – Italy) on 18 November 2011. The subject of the seminar is closely linked to the issues researched by the LEM Working group "New trends in the museums in the 21st century".
Two events held at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. Symposium "Future Forecasting": to deal with issues challenging museums and cultural institutions today that will impact how they face into the future. Roundtable "The Challenges facing Museums on-site and online in the 21st Century": this event brought fresh views on the subject, including some issues that arose at the Symposium ‘Future Forecasting’
The overall objective of the event is that of sharing the knowledge existing within the LEM Network project, giving participants an opportunity to compare experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from all over Europe. The Open and Learning Museum conference held in Tampere, Finland in October 12, 2011 - Some links we promised to share with participants.