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MUSEUMS IN SHORT

Launched in 2012, Museums in Short is a contest for short videos produced by European museums.
Promoted by MusIL - Museum of Industry and LabourSanta Giulia Museum and Brescia Musei Foundation, in collaboration with EMA - European Museum Academy,Museums in Short aims to raise awareness of European museums as innovative institutions in the field of video production. Short films are a valuable instrument for disseminating museums’ contents in an engaging and direct way.
Museums in Short is open to all the different forms of videos produced by museums: overall presentation of the institution, description of specific items into permanent or temporary exhibitions, works for website or social network, and other. Composed by experts and professionals in the domain of museums and video production, the Jury will select the finalists and the Awards' winners.

The Museums in Short Award will be delivered to the best video (all categories).
The MusIL Award will be delivered to the best short film related to museums of contemporary history, ecomuseums, museums of science and museums of industry.
The Santa Giulia Award will be delivered to the best short film related to art museums and city museums.

Once selected, all the finalists will be uploaded to the dedicated website: http://www.museumsinshort.eu
Rules and application form can be downloaded here:

Deadline [UPDATED]: October, 15th.

2013 KENNETH HUDSON SEMINAR IN LUBLJANA

DISSONANT HERITAGE OF THE 20TH CENTURY, IDEOLOGIES AND WARS

The yearly Kenneth Hudson Seminar, organised by EMA, will take place on 21-22 October in Lubljana at the National Museum of Contemporary History (Cekin Mansion, Celovška cesta 23). 

Download here the programme of the 2013 Seminar!

Ulla Keding Olofsson is no longer with us

Ulla Keding Olofsson is no longer with us - European Museum Academy

Ulla died on 5 July at her home in Stockholm, after a long illness.  She was the first non-British member of the Judging Committee of the European Museum of the Year Award, from its foundation in 1977 until 2006.  From 2010-2013 she was one of the European Museum Academy’s Honorary Commissioners. 

COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN EMA AND THE FORUM OF SLAVIC CULTURE

COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN EMA AND THE FORUM OF SLAVIC CULTURE - European Museum Academy

The Forum of Slavic Culture is an international organization based in Ljubljana and the European Museum Academy is a Foundation based in The Hague.

In consideration of the common goals and areas of interest in the field of heritage and museums research and science, the two organizations intend to develop a programme of cooperation articulated in various lines of activities such as: seminars, lectures, conferences,  publications, participation in European projects, award schemes dedicated to museums and other cultural organizations, exchange of experts and students, researches, networking at the international level and dissemination of their common  projects as well as of their individual materials.

 

EMA PRIZE TO EUROPEANA FOUNDATION

EMA PRIZE TO EUROPEANA FOUNDATION - European Museum Academy

On Thursday 19 September 2013  in the city of Bologna, on the occasion of The Learning Museum Project International Conference, the European Museum Academy will present its Prize to the Europeana Foundation.

 

The event will be held under the patronage of the Mayor of Bologna.

 

Read the motivation for giving the EMA Prize to Europeana in the press release attached below: 

EMA MEMBERS ADOPTED THREE RESOLUTIONS FOR ALEPPO, NAPLES AND SARAJEVO

EMA MEMBERS ADOPTED THREE RESOLUTIONS FOR ALEPPO, NAPLES AND SARAJEVO - European Museum Academy

 

The participants at the 2013 Micheletti Award Conference, organised by the European Museum Academy in Bursa on 26-27 April 2013, thank the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, adopted three resolutions:

On the destruction of the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo

On the destruction by arson of the City of Science in Naples

On the closure of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo

 

Read here below the entire document:

SUCCESS FOR THE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY DRESDEN, GERMANY

SUCCESS FOR THE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY DRESDEN, GERMANY - European Museum Academy


 

At a ceremony held in Bursa, Turkey, the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr in Dresden, Germany, was announced as the winner of the 2013 Micheletti Award. The trophy was presented to the museum’s director, Dr Matthias Rogg. Representing the Luigi Micheletti Foundation were René Capovin and Giovanni Tampalini. A strong delegation from the European Museum Academy, which was responsible for the selection and assessment of candidates, was also present.

The judges said: “This is a museum that encapsulates the principles of the EU, unity in diversity and peace. It is making a unique effort to change the grammar of the past, as it is seen and understood by today’s society, in order to bring more hope for peace in the world.” “Although architects place their own landmarks in their designs as Libeskind does, it is clear that to achieve a good result this needs to be balanced with a strong group of policy- and decision-makers and advisors in the museum, and this has been done to great effect.”

“The museum is proud to be a forum which puts questions without giving answers. However, what is obvious for any visitor is that the museum is not quite neutral: it advocates peace and understanding …It is not a hymn for the bravery of ancestors, but a very honest witness of the past and of the present. Some of the themes of the temporary exhibitions are very daring.”

New EMA Representative in Europeana


René Capovin (EMA National Representative for Italy) has been nominated as EMA Representative in the Europeana Foundation.

The Europeana Foundation is the operator of the Europeana service, including the search portal at Europeana.eu.

EMA is a member of the Board of Europeana Foundation.

 

On Saturday, April 13 the Naples Science Centre will restart its exhibitions

Vittorio Silvestrini, president of Città della Scienza, has announced today that in exactly a month, on Saturday, April 13, the Science Centre will restart its exhibitions, albeit at a reduced size, for the first time after the fire of March 4. “This is not just a symbolic event, Silvestrini said, even if I see the exemplar result of our choice. In particular, we will reopen, in the areas overlooking the Conference Center, which has definitely not been affected by the fire, an exhibition area dedicated to children, who have been the hardest hit by the violence of the fire, expressing their affection but also a lot of proposals sensible and reasonable. There will be BIT, our mascotte, as well as workshops and outdoor exhibits, educational laboratories for schools. We can recover 2,000 square meters of exhibition space: not too much, if compared to the Science Centre went up in smoke, but enough to start again”.

 

Philadelphia "Please Touch" Museum is the 2013 CMA winner

Philadelphia, USA, is the home of the PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM, whose exhibitions and programmes provide children with hands-on introductory learning experiences to the arts, sciences and humanities through play. Every effort is made to make its facilities, programmes and services accessible to all children and their families, irrespective of socio-economic background and level of ability. The target group is children aged 1-7, the museum pointing out that the brain develops more rapidly in early childhood than at any other time. Programmes go beyond conventional subject and include financial literacy and a healthy lifestyle initiative, aiming to make these complex subjects engaging and comprehensible to a young audience. The theatre is a key component of the museum’s activities and year-round daily performances provide a number of original and highly interactive shows.

Download the Judges' Report

Please Touch Museum