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2013 Children's Museum Award Ceremony in Bologna

2013 Children's Museum Award Ceremony in Bologna - European Museum Academy

The name of the winner of the 2013 Award was announced on Wednesday 27 March 2013 during a Ceremony organized in co-operation with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and with the support of the Carisbo Bank Foundation – Genus Bononiae. The winner of this year is the "Please Touch" Museum of Philadelphia (USA). Founded by Montessori educator Portia Sperr with the mission of enriching the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, the museum is very much a part of the Philadelphia region’s arts and culture community. 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.

A Special Mention went to the Drents Archief – Operatie Sigismund in the town of Assen (NL).

17th International Course on Scientific Museography

17th International Course on Scientific Museography - European Museum Academy

22-26 April 2013

Thirty-three years have elapsed since ”la Caixa” Foundation’s Science Museum opened its doors in Barcelona. Following twenty-four years of activity and museological reflection, CosmoCaixa, as the museum is known today, came into being. Since then, it has received six million visitors and in 2006 it won the European Museum of the Year Award. Today it constitutes a benchmark institution for the adoption of a new museological philosophy based on a museographic language that brings together three elements: real objects, real phenomena and museographic metaphors.

The course takes an in-depth look into how science museums are conceived through conversations between museologists, experts, designers and architects, from the statement of intent to the day of opening. “Total Museology”, as it is called, seeks to build upon the idea that museums are instruments of social change in the era of globalization, sustainability and the quest for harmony between civilization and nature. The course affords the opportunity to directly experience “best practices”, whether visible or not from inside museums, through a veritable immersion in CosmoCaixa. Since 2004, the course has taken on an international dimension thanks to the participation of some one hundred students from fifteen countries in each edition. In addition, it has become an ideal setting in which to forge links with other ongoing projects across the world. Total Museology has been applied in approximately twenty large scientific exhibitions and is currently being applied in several brand new museum projects. 

The course has been recommended by EMA, the European Museum Academy.

Director of the course: Jorge Wagensberg, Scientific Director of the “la Caixa” Foundation and Physicist at the University of Barcelona

2013 Micheletti Award Meeting and Ceremony in Bursa

2013 Micheletti Award Meeting and Ceremony in Bursa - European Museum Academy

Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 April 2013

The 2013 Micheletti Award meeting and Ceremony will be held in the Turkish town of Bursa. Do not miss the chance to discover the finalists and the museum winner! A great event which will offer the chance to know recent developments in the museum world in the Balkans and in the Middle East. Registration Forms and full Programme here available. Read it, fill it and come!

2013 Children's Museum Award Ceremony in Bologna

2013 Children's Museum Award Ceremony in Bologna - European Museum Academy

 

The Jury of the 2013 Children’s Museum Award met in Amsterdam on 8-9 February and now announces the names of the 15 confirmed candidates, which are listed below in alphabetical order of countries.

Austria

Salzburg: Spielzeug Museum

Canada

Winnipeg: Manitoba Children’s Museum

Germany

Berlin:   MACHmit! Museum für Kinder
Giessen: Mathematikum Giessen e.K.
Hamburg: KINDEROLYMP at Altonaer Museum

Jordan

Amman: Children’s Museum Jordan

The Netherlands

Alphen   aan den Rijn: Archeon, Roman Villa Rijswijk
Assen: Drents Archief - Operatie Sigismund
Hilversum: Beeld en Geluid Experience
Rotterdam: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam
Utrecht: Dick Bruna Huis, Centraal Museum

Serbia

Novi Sad:   Gallery of Matica Srpska

Sweden

Stockholm: Lill-Skansen

Switzerland

Frauenfeld: Naturmuseum Thurgau

United States

Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum


The name of the winner of the 2013 Award will be announced on Wednesday 27 March 2013 in co-operation with the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and with the support of the Carisbo Bank Foundation – Genus Bononiae. On this occasion there will be a session on EU projects on lifelong learning, followed by a Round Table and a presentation of the finalists at the Fair, and a festive Ceremony at the Palazzo Pepoli in Bologna in the evening.

 

 

 

After 124 years of existence the country’s National Museum closed down!

After 124 years of existence the country’s National Museum closed down! - European Museum Academy

 

Breaking News, Sarajevo (Bosnia): after 124 years of existence, the country’s National Museum closed down, EMA strongly supports any initiative to re-open this important institution.

La Città della Scienza in Naples destroyed by fire!

La Città della Scienza in Naples destroyed by fire! - European Museum Academy

 

The largest Italian Science Centre La Città della Scienza, based in the town of Naples, has been destroyed by a great fire. The exhibition area of about 10,000 square meters went lost , only the educational facilities have survived. Investigations by the police have been immediately started as the origins of the fire are not clear.

It is a very sad piece of news and the European Museum Academy expresses its full solidarity to the Città della Scienza staff for this tragedy.

La Città della Scienza was Micheletti Award winner in 2005.

 

2009-2010 Kenneth Hudson Seminars Proceedings

2009-2010 Kenneth Hudson Seminars Proceedings - European Museum Academy

The digital version of the Proceedings of the first two Kenneth Hudson Seminars are here available. The Third Kenneth Hudson Seminar was held in 2011 in Italy in the context of the LEM Project with the title "The Virtual Museum".

ISBN 97 88 88 92 41 578

 

The first book published by EMA

BANKS AND MUSEUMS BEYOND SPONSORSHIP

Published by Bononia University Press thanks to the contribution of Carisbo Bank Foundation

EMA Newsletter 1

EMA Newsletter 1 - European Museum Academy

From now on EMA will publish details of its current activities in an occasional Newsletter, of which this is the first edition. Its Press Releases will continue to focus on individual announcements and events.

International Summer School of Museology, Piran 2012

International Summer School of Museology, Piran 2012 - European Museum Academy


June 5th-10th,2012

Organized by University of Primorska, Koper, Forum of Slavic Culture, European Museum Academy

This programme is directed by Andreja Rihter, EMA President