The NEMO publication “European Museum Awards – A guide to quality work in museums” presents an overview of existing award schemes together with easily accessible information of how museums can apply to the awards. The publication includes EMA Awards and other award schemes that EMA cooperates.
This overview of existing award schemes for museums in Europe and internationally is meant to give an insight into the criteria that nowadays are recognized as constituents of quality for museums. It also shows how these principles have changed over the years to meet new, broader demands of a society in change.
The aim of the publication is to encourage museums to become acquainted with some of the most important award schemes and to consider the idea of competing for one of them. We have also included some tips coming from former winners on how to apply successfully and how to best benefit from an award. Museum work is manifold and rich – it deserves to be experienced by the largest possible audience, to be widely known and honoured.
NEMO hopes that the publication will support museums in their work of delivering quality work for their communities and society at large.
Access the pdf version of the publication here.