Museums have a long tradition of sharing the cultural heritage in their custody with other museums and institutions. Lending objects to other museums is one of their most important tasks. Through the mobility of collections European citizens can become acquainted with their own and other cultures and are able to pass on this heritage to future generations.
With the support of the European Commission and the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media a group of representatives from cultural institutions have established this website in order to facilitate mobility of objects between museums of all European Member States. The Institute for Museum Research together with NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations take care of the website and hope that museum professionals will make even better use of their collections and explore the possibilities that exist in international collections mobility more often.
The history of collections is full of stories about dedication and endless curiosity, a need to know the world ... read more