The European Museum Academy

The European Museum Academy is a volunteer society of museum experts from different national and cultural backgrounds, united for the advancement of knowledge in museology. The work of EMA is based on a curriculum of proved capacity in developing and managing innovative museum projects. Museums are a relevant tool to confront socio-economic and cultural challenges in contemporary society. The Academy subscribes to the role of the modern museum as a meeting place and a forum for the development of scientific debate, creativity, social cohesion and cultural dialogue.


Latest news

  • Call for Applications: 2022 CMA Award
    The Children in Museums was established in 2011 by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. It recognises excellence and innovation in programmes and exhibits designed for children up to the age of 14 years. The Award is judged by a panel of experts and are looking especially for museums, exhibitions, programmes and museum environments that show […] The closing date for applications is 1 April 2022.
  • Call for Applications: 2022 EMA Awards
    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 2022. The closing date for applications is 15 April 2022.
  • Children in Museums Award 2020-21
    On Friday, November 12, 2021 in an online ceremony during the Hands On! Conference in Vienna the results of the 2021 Children in Museums Award were announced. The judges were delighted to give the Award to the Dutch Open Air Museum’s Restart programme.
  • The Winners revealed: the 2020 Master Study of the Year Award
    Announcement from the European Museum Academy  In 2020 for the first time The European Museum Academy invited students on master level  programmes to participate in our efforts to stimulate further development of the museum sector in  Europe. Each of the 75+ European Universities were invited to contribute with one master paper in  English, from which a panel of judges from the European Museum Academy pool of experts  should select The […]
  • News From FSK
    Živa Award Is Alive – Soon in the European Capital of CultureThe international foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures is getting ready for the 7th award ceremony for Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site. The award ceremony with international conference will take place in Belgrade and Novi Sad, at the time when the latter hosts the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture. Traditional practices are […]
  • LAM Museum’s Viewphone Heads to Australia
    The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney is adopting the Viewphone concept from the Dutch LAM museum. The Viewphone, offers one-to-one phone calls with museum staff.
  • Increasing Future Awareness Through The SoPHIA Model
    Can we develop the SoPHIA model on cultural heritage impact assessment to make cultural heritage management become better at anticipating changing needs and benefits of heritage, so that they can inform decisions made today for the future? This is a question that the Center for Applied Heritage at Linnaeus University will investigate together with the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK), Jamtli, Kalmar County Museum and the European […]

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