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EMA launches the Art Museum Award

The Art Museum Award is a new annual award specifically designed for art museums and galleries throughout Europe. The Art Museum Award is dedicated to honour and highlight museum projects that work with art in an innovative, pioneering and creative way in order to address or respond to current social issues that are a major challenge to our contemporary society. ...

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MUSEUMS AND THE WEB AT THE TIMES OF COVID-19: In search of lasting museological innovations during the pandemic

The lock-down – experienced as it happened almost overnight – hasravaged the heritage and culture sector, because the sector was and isdependent on larger number of actual visitors. Most museums wereshocked, but soon tried to come up with new initiatives. Though mostlyborn out of panic, some are innovations and/or worthy extensions and tostay. To put it in a broader perspective: ...

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Call for EMA Awards 2021

Apply today, don’t miss the chance to profit from the visibility and networking opportunities offered to your museum by taking part in the European Museum Academy Awards. Candidates will be visited by EMA qualified experts and presented at the Annual EMA Meeting in September 2021. Projects or museums should be able to be visited between March-June 2021 Nominees for the ...

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Article: Reflections and practices: A short Report from Holland

The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way of being of most organizations, museums included. Due to the closure to visitors, cultural organizations were particularly compelled to reinvent their role in society using web resources and digitized materials that were already available. This also meant changing radically and quickly their way of working with and for a variety of audiences. This ...

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Article: Reflections and practices: Renaissance Thoughts for the Empty Museum

The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way of being of most organizations, museums included. Due to the closure to visitors, cultural organizations were particularly compelled to reinvent their role in society using web resources and digitized materials that were already available. This also meant changing radically and quickly their way of working with and for a variety of audiences. This ...

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EMA NEWSLETTER – AUTUMN ISSUE 2020

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A WORD FROM THE BOARD 2020 will be remembered by many if not all as the year of the pandemic. That goes for museums across Europe and the European Museum Academy as well. Travel restrictions and safety precautions made it imperative to cancel the visits to museums by our judges and therefore it has not been possible to work with ...

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Article: The Challenge of Live Access and Distance Experiences in Museums

The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way of being of most organizations, museums included. Due to the closure to visitors, cultural organizations were particularly compelled to reinvent their role in society using web resources and digitized materials that were already available. This also meant changing radically and quickly their way of working with and for a variety of audiences. This ...

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Article – Designmuseum Danmark: Why Designmuseum Danmark intends to postpone reopening until late 2021?

The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way of being of most organizations, museums included. Due to the closure to visitors, cultural organizations were particularly compelled to reinvent their role in society using web resources and digitized materials that were already available. This also meant changing radically and quickly their way of working with and for a variety of audiences. This ...

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DEVELOPING EXHIBITIONS

There is a method in this madness Check out our latest European Museum Academy (EMA) publication – by Dirk Houtgraaf & Massimo Negri Developing exhibitions describes an extensive in-depth methodology and practical framework on the development and production of exhibitions. It is a manual, with schemes and systems and a focus on the processes, and on the practice of developing ...

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How to digitise cultural heritage? – Guidelines

The Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana has been tasked by the member states to contribute to the development of guidelines on 3D cultural heritage assets. The list of basic principles and tips is especially for cultural heritage professionals and institutions, and other custodians of tangible cultural heritage, including local and regional authorities, who are in charge of ...

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