European Resources

Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO)

NEMO is an independent network of museum organisations representing the museum community of the European Member States.  NEMO ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with information, networking, and opportunities for co-operation.


Lending for Europe: Collections Mobility

This website was established in order to facilitate mobility of objects between museums of all European Member States.  In addition to substantial online information, there are two handbooks to download: Encouraging Collections Mobility – A Way Forward for Museums in Europe and a toolkit on practical ways to reduce the cost of borrowing cultural objects among European Member States.


UK Registrars Group: EU Indemnity Checklist

Currently over twenty European countries hold State Indemnity; there are also schemes in operation in other countries outside Europe, including USA and Australia.  The way schemes operate and the type of cover differs from State to State. Sam Cox, Registrar at Tate St Ives, in consultation with Naomi Lewis of the National Gallery and the Directors at Blackwall Green has prepared a checklist of questions to ask about other states’ indemnities along with examples for France and Spain. We intend to build on this with further ‘by country’ checklists.

Please note that this has been prepared as advice by UKRG members for UKRG members. It is correct to the best of our knowledge but if you require more detailed information about the suitability of EU countries’ indemnity cover for particular loans, please check with the lender and consult the appropriate issuing body.


European Cultural Foundation (ECF)

The European Cultural Foundation bridges people and democratic institutions by connecting local cultural change-makers and communities across wider Europe.


Government Indemnity Schemes in European Member States

Written in 2010, this document gives a comprehensive overview of State Indemnity Schemes in Europe and the national systems of public guarantees in 31 European countries.


European Cultural Institutes

A number of European, and neighbouring, countries have cultural institutes in the UK.  If the country you are interested in working with is not listed below, contact the country’s Embassy or High Commission in the UK.

Austrian Cultural Forum

Bulgarian Cultural Institute

Czech Centre 

Danish Cultural Institute 

Finnish Institute 

Flanders House 

Goethe Institut

Helvetic Centre

Hungarian Cultural Centre

Institut Français

Instituto Cervantes 

Italian Cultural Institute 

Polish Cultural Institute

Pushkin House

Romanian Cultural Institute 

Swedish Insititute 

Turkish Cultural Organisation

Ukrainian Institute 

Wallonia-Brussels International