Children in Museums Award Open for Applications

Applications are welcomed from children’s museums; from education, children’s and youth departments in museums, science centres, and from other cultural institutions with a particular emphasis on children’s programming. 
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Closing date 15 March 2024

Master Study of the Year Relaunched

We are thrilled to share the relaunch of the EMA Master Study of the Year Award, an initiative that resonates with our commitment to excellence, innovation, and nurturing the next generation of museum professionals.

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding master’s studies in the fields of museum studies, museology, and museum education.

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Interview with Anastasia Serikova

EMA continues interviewing next generations of the museum field who is one of the winners of the EMA Master Study Award and PhD student, Anastasia Serikova. We talked about her research and difficult heritage of countries.

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The award competition season has now ended, candidate museums have been visited by the jury, and it is now time to announce and invite everyone to the annual EMA Meeting. This year the meeting will be held in Timişoara, Romania, from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 September and will begin with a welcome reception on Thursday.

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On 28 October, our beloved colleague and friend Wim van der Weiden passed away after a difficult illness.

Wim was a distinguished personality in the European museum world and a founder of EMA in 2009. He created the pioneering museums Museon and Naturalis. He was an expert who was very communicative and full of empathy, detested pomposity, and snobbery, inspired by innate curiosity and simplicity.

This is a great loss for all of us. In the coming weeks we will be back with reflections and information to pay an adequate homage to his memory. His intellectual legacy is a great gift for the EMA family, but this does not soothe the sorrow we feel.

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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