We are happy to announce that after two years of remote, online gatherings, we finally will meet in person for the EMA Meeting in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg on 8 – 11 September 2022 (Thursday to Saturday).

The conference fee will be 250 Euros. A detailed programme will follow shortly, together with the registration form.

Awards Meeting of the European Museum Academy in Esch-sur-Alzette

Thursday 8 September

Arrival day

Evening: Reception at the National Museum of Resistance, Esch-sur-Alzette

Friday 9 September

Morning: Opening; Presentation of the candidates; Welcome words by the Luxembourg Minister of Culture Sam Tanson; Visit Belval;

Evening: Children in Museums Award Ceremony along with Hands On! International Association of Children’s Museums

Saturday 10 September

Morning: Workshops on “Museums in times of change” (See below); Guided Tour Esch Belval;

Evening: EMA Award Ceremony: The Luigi Micheletti Award; DASA Award; EMA Prize; Gala Dinner

Sunday 11 September

Departure day

Museums in times of change – a series of workshops held at the Awards Meeting of the European Museum Academy in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

In the present time of rapid political and social change museums are called upon to reflect on such historical transition phases as well as to function as agents of social change themselves. The series of workshops thematises the impact of the Ukraine war on museums in this Eastern European country as well as contested memories regarding the Second World War in today’s Russia and Germany. Other workshops deal with the memory of our host Esch-sur-Alzette as the current European Capital of Culture. On the one hand, it will be about the topic of political resistance against Nazi Germany and, on the other hand, about the fundamental challenges of the development of a former industrial landscape into a cultural landscape. Another workshop addresses the role that art museums can play to engender social impact. Finally, another workshop will deal with the new cultural route of the Council of Europe – a route dedicated to the women writers as agents of gender-equality.

The workshops are part of the European Museum Academy’s Awards Meeting and will take place on the morning of 10 September 2022, from 9.30 to 11.00. Rooms in Esch-sur-Alzette to be announced.