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.

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EMA Awards Application Now Available

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: Micheletti Award, the DASA Award and the Art Museum Award. Candidates will be visited by EMA qualified experts and presented at the Annual EMA Meeting in September 2023. The closing date for applications is 1 April 2023.

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EMA NEWSLETTER – AUTUMN ISSUE – 2022

EMA, a dynamic and forward-looking organisation to stimulate innovative thinking in European museums, publishes details of its current activities in an occasional Newsletter. Its Press Releases will continue to focus on individual announcements and events. Read more on awards, activities, publications, and events.

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EDUCATION IN MUSEUMS & HERITAGE

EDUCATION IN MUSEUMS & HERITAGE This is a uniquely innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of museum and heritage professionals with the ability to engage with the various contexts (cultural, economic, political) that they will encounter and which are needed for the 21st century. The programme includes

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Routledge Handbook on Education in Museums and Heritage

Attitudes towards museum education and museum educators have evolved over recent years, with both now central to the development of policies, practices, and research for successful engagement. Museum Education is now a field of study in its own right, rather than a strand of Museum Studies.

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EMA Awards 2022 winners announced

Tonight, the winners of three different Awards by the European Museum Academy (EMA) were announced: the Luigi Micheletti Award 2022, the DASA Award 2022 and the Art Museum Award 2022. The Awards ceremony took place at MUDAM-Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, following the annual EMA conference, which was held in Esch-sur-Alzette and the Esch-Belval university district from September 8-10.

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A museum is …

ICOM announced the new museum definition replacing the one in force since 2007. The process was not alien to controversy, let alone resignations, with a double-barrel definition proposed in 2019 sent back to the drawing board for various reasons…

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