The article discusses NODEM (Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums) – a Scandinavian initiative inaugurated in 2002 by Vision for Museums, today: the Digital Cultural Heritage Centre of Expertise at Interactive Institute in Sweden. This pioneer network deals with cultural legacy, digital technologies and design. NODEM concentrates research development institutions, schools of higher learning and cultural institutions from Nordic countries and beyond Scandinavia. Today, NODEM concentrates an active milieu composed of more than 4 000 members representing assorted research currents, i.a. interaction and exhibition projects, museological research, media studies and social communication studies, the gathering of digital resources and digital technologies. The article depicts NODEM in a historical perspective and its plans for the future as a forum for an exchange of ideas, a body awarding the “Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums” prize, a network involved in design and digital legacy as well as the digital platform nodem.org.