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SoPHIA – Virtual Stakeholders Conference

Cultural Heritage – Rethinking Impact Assessments On April 21 and 22, 2021, the European Union research and innovation project Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment – SoPHIA will host the Virtual Stakeholders Conference: Cultural Heritage – Rethinking Impact Assessments, that will gather European researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the assessment of the impacts generated by interventions in cultural ...

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NEWSLETTER – SPRING ISSUE – 2021

EMA National Reports

A WORD FROM THE BOARD The pandemic continues to challenge museums. Even when governments reopen cultural institutions slowly as the numbers of vaccinations rise, museums need to manage how guests can use their visits. Museums like to facilitate good experiences but for most museums it is a new challenge to avoid too many people crowding into small spaces. The European ...

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MOI! -Open stakeholder forum for Nordic museum professionals

INVITATION 10th of May 2021 10:30 – 16:45 (all times in CET)   ONLINE EVENT (Zoom) MOI! Museums of Impact is a European cooperation project that aims to develop a self-evaluation framework for museums, with a people-and impact-oriented perspective. The framework helps museums to critically evaluate their operations, and to develop their capacity to meet the demands of a changing society. The project aims ...

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Nordic Stakeholder Forum – MOI!

*Save the date*   MOI! Evaluation for Impact  Monday 10th of May 2021 10:30 -16:30 CET  MOI! Museums of Impact is a European cooperation project that aims to develop a self-evaluation framework with a people-and impact-oriented perspective. The framework helps museums to critically evaluate their operations, and to develop their capacity to meet the demands of a changing society. The project aims to ...

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SoPHIA -Case Studies Report

SoPHIA (Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment) aims at developing an impact assessment model that enables to grasp interventions into cultural heritage in a holistic manner. In view of this objective, the SoPHIA consortium has developed a draft impact assessment model (draft SoPHIA model) that has been applied and tested with the help of 12 case studies in the ...

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Deadline extended for the Art Museum Award

The Art Museum Award is a new annual award specifically designed for art museums and galleries throughout Europe. The Art Museum Award is dedicated to honour and highlight museum projects that work with art in an innovative, pioneering and creative way in order to address or respond to current social issues that are a major challenge to our contemporary society. ...

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Meet the Winners of 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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EMA, PASCAL and SoPHIA Platform bring forces together

The European Museums Academy has teamed up with the Harnessing Museums, Heritage and Education Network of PASCAL on the 3rd March  to organise a joint webinar on cooperation with the  SoPHIA- Social Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment . SoPHIA  aims to promote collective reflection with the cultural and political sectors in Europe on the impact and  qualitry of interventions ...

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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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