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. With this new award, the European Museum Academy aims to identify new role models of excellence that could function as inspiring paragons of the social role and relevance of art museums and galleries. The first museum or gallery to be awarded will be in September 2021. Here is a video where EMA Chair Karl B. Murr, Art Museum Award Chair Danièle Wagener and Rijksmuseum Head of Public Education Annemies Broekgaarden explain relevance and importance of the AMA.
The 2021 application call is now open. Due to the current situation of prolonged lockdowns in Europe and all the attention this requires from art museums and galleries, the application date for the new Art Museum Award has been extended until 18 May 2021. The award ceremony will remain unchanged in September 2021.
Please check out the criteria and apply here [https://artmuseumaward.eu/].
The Award Ceremony date, venue and the shortlisted candidates will be announced on this page.
The Art Museum Award is generously supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.