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SoPHIA – Athens Virtual Workshop

SoPHIA, The Athens Virtual Workshop:“Towards a Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment Model” Surfing the waves of the pandemic, SoPHIA – Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment – held a first workshop online last June 25 and July 2 with its newly formed community of practice. The aim was to present the initial findings of the project, assess and exchange knowledges ...

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EMA NEWSLETTER – SUMMER ISSUE 2020

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A WORD FROM THE BOARD Museums all over Europe are entering the summer months with Corona fears clouding the prospects of visitor numbers. At the same time museums have implemented all kinds of measures to keep the risk of virus spread to a minimum. The European Museum Academy feels it will be a terrible loss if the potential of knowledge-based ...

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Important Notice: 2020 EMA Awards

We confirm that the 2020 EMA Awards and the 2020 Children in Museums Award have been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Existing candidates for both Awards will be transferred automatically to the 2021 Awards without further charge. With kind regards European Museum Academy

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NEWSLETTER – EXTRA ISSUE – 2020

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A WORD FROM THE BOARD 07/05/2020 Dear colleagues and friends, Despite initial cautious approaches to easing lockdown all over Europe, the impact of Covid-19 has caused too many imponderables that simply make it impossible to carry out the 2020 EMA Awards with all the jury work involved. Hence, the Board of the European Museum Academy decided yesterday to postpone the ...

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EMA NEWSLETTER – SPRING ISSUE 2020

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A WORD FROM THE BOARD In COVID-19 times museums are suffering as they have to close their doors to their guests. But the people are suffering even more as they cannot have the physical experience of art and heritage. In scarce times creativity thrives! Fortunately, many museums are finding interesting ways to reach their audiences anyway. Our colleagues at NEMO ...

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Cultural Heritage in Action: Call for innovative and inspiring practices

EUROCITIES, Architects Council Europe and Europa Nostra, sharing some information on the recently-launched Cultural Heritage in Action project, a peer-learning programme for local and regional policy-makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions. Cultural Heritage in Action aims to empower cities and regions to strengthen their cultural heritage policies and initiatives and to ...

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Museums and Cultural Heritage Tourism Development in Southeast Asia

Dr. ShawHong SER is currently the Vice-Chairman of Communication Management program at Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand). He received a D.B.A. in Design Management from UITM (Poland), M.A. in Museology – New Media and Museum Communication from IULM (Italy), M.A. in Cultural Management from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), and B.F.A. in Communication Design from University of Tasmania (Australia). He ...

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What do museums create to heal people in this unfortunate time of the pandemic days?

Museon Museums have various roles to make people better in these kind of situations such as a pandemic, war or natural disaster… To fulfill that role, museums try to create a different environment through their digital platforms to reach society. Because of the quarantine and  #stayhome act, people are desperate to do some activities for quality time in their households. ...

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How did European museums do in 2019? An Analytical Summary

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As the world is going through the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the museums in Europe and all over the world are closed. However, museums explore new ways to keep in touch with their visitors. We presume, this same report for the year 2020 will be either very interesting or dull for the first 6 months of 2020. While we fulfill ...

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Cultural Domain Policy Report – SoPHIA

SoPHIA – Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment. SoPHIA seeks to propose a holistic impact assessment model for historical, environmental and cultural heritage sites in Europe. With the term holistic it understands that the economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions necessary to any intervention on heritage must be addressed comprehensively. For this purpose, the social platform will bring together ...

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