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EMA NEWSLETTER – WINTER ISSUE 2021

EMA National Reports

A WORD FROM THE BOARD The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a game changer for museums as you can read in the annual European museum report mentioned below. It also made the year a strange one for the European Museum Academy. A number of awards had to be cancelled during the year as our judges could not visit the nominated museums ...

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How were museums in Europe doing in 2020?: National Reports

The European Museum Academy Reports on The Museum Temperature by the end of 2020. The European Museum Academy is proud to present for the third edition of the national representatives’ reports following more subjective inside views about how museums are doing and what the museums experience as their current challenges, be it political, financial, organisational or something else. We all ...

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Developing Exhibitions at the 4th International Piranova Colloquium

The 4th International Piranova Colloquium’s topic is ‘exhibition challenges’ and the authors of the recently published book “Developing Exhibitions” Massimo Negri and Dirk Houtgraaf are among the speakers. The event is free and for registration please click the link: www.fsk.si Developing exhibitions describes an extensive in-depth methodology and practical framework on the development and production of exhibitions. It is a ...

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Winners Revealed: the Master Study of the Year Award

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 ...

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UNESCO4ALL TOUR- Selected for EU Industry Days

We are happy to share that the EU UNESCO4ALL TOUR project was selected as Best Practice at the EU Industry Days 21, one of the flagship events of the EU Commission. The event will take place fully virtually from 23 to 26 February 2021. The EU Industry Days 2021 aim to present the Commission’s strategic approach to industrial policy and ...

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Report: Project Museums of Impact! – Stakeholder Forum Berlin

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Institut für Museumsforschung / Steffen Backhaus MOI! Museums of Impact is a three-year EU project dedicated to developing a self-evaluation framework for museums. The framework is meant to be used by museums as a tool to evaluate their practices and organisation – with the impact on society in mind. Using the tool will help museums ...

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Groundwork event: UN World Wildlife Day

Volucella-zonariaPhoto by Arno van Berge Henegouwen Groundwork will host an on-line event on last year’s exhibition topic, Bugs Beauty and Danger, which was affected by the pandemic. The event is a timely and important on-line discussion, which will take place on March 3rd, from 16.00 – 17.30 GMT, and will be about the art and science of bugs.  Among the speakers ...

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EMYA Book Launch: Revisiting Museums of Influence

The European Museum Forum (EMF) has published a new book and will host an online event on 18 March 2021 at 15:00 CET. Titled: Revisiting Museums of Influence. Four Decades of Innovation and Public Quality in European Museums, the book “presents 50 portraits of a range of European museums that have made striking innovations in public quality over the past ...

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Museums of Impact

Online event on the strategies museums are implementing to maximize their social impact and will discuss with institutional representatives to share visions and propose possible new tools.  Check out the programme and the more about the project: MOI_EN-program-Download

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Article: Fun and Feast by ShawHong Ser

This month’s article is from Dr. ShawHong Ser and focuses on the story of Wonder Food Museum in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Dr. ShawHong SER is currently the Vice-Chairman of Communication Management program at Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand). He received a D.B.A. in Design Management from UITM (Poland), E.M.A. in Museology – New Media and Museum Communication ...

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