For the third year The European Museum Academy invites students on master level programmes to participate in our efforts to stimulate further development of the museum sector in Europe. Each of the 50+ European Universities may contribute with one master paper in English, French, or German, from which a panel of judges from the European Museum Academy pool of experts will select The European Museum Academy Master Study of the Year. The overall criteria for assessing the master studies is the extent of European relevance and inspiration.

The European Museum Academy will provide the opportunity to publish the selected master study of the year and will especially promote it through available channels of our network. The author of the selected master study and his/her tutor will be invited to attend the European Museum Academy annual award ceremony and will receive our seal of appreciation on the stage. All participating students and their tutors will – independently of the results of the competition – receive a certificate for their participation and contribution to museum development in Europe.

We hope scholars will keep an eye open during the academic year for especially interesting master studies in museology, museum studies or museum education. The deadline for sending us a master study for our panel of judges is 1 October 2022. Eligible contributions are master studies submitted to universities in Europe after 1 October 2021. The master study should be sent to Henrik Zipsane at the following address: