NEWSLETTER – AUTUMN ISSUE – 2023
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Dear Members and Friends of the European Museum Academy,
We are happy to welcome you to the latest edition of our newsletter. As autumn unfolds, we are excited to share some updates with you. First, we are delighted to announce the relaunch of the Master Study of the Year Award. This prestigious award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of master’s students who have completed and submitted their theses. We look forward to celebrating their outstanding contributions.
As part of this celebration, we had the privilege of conducting an interview with the last award winner, providing a unique insight into their exceptional research and passion for the field. We encourage you to read their story.
We are equally thrilled to announce the successful completion of presenting the 2023 EMA Awards. It was an inspiring journey, and we’re grateful to everyone who took part. Stay tuned, as a new call for applications will be out soon, providing further opportunities to recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of European museums.
The Children in Museums Award has also just been announced, and you will find the Judges’ Report on our website as we celebrate museums that go above and beyond in engaging the youngest members of our community.
Lastly, we are proud to feature the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme led by Glasgow University. This programme is open to students from Europe and the whole world, embracing global talent and expertise. We encourage you to spread the word and make this opportunity known to aspiring museum professionals.
Karl B. Murr
Chairman of the Board
WIM VAN DER WEIDEN
Today we – the European Museum Academy family – bid farewell to our beloved friend, colleague, one of the EMA founder and mentor Wim van der Weiden.
Wim was a distinguished personality in the European museum world, an expert, a stimulating, humorous, communicative museum man, with clear opinions, full of empathy, a connector, who detested pomposity and snobbery, and was inspired by innate curiosity and simplicity.
Wim, your work will be continued, in your spirit, but we will dearly miss you.
ANNOUNCING THE 2023 EMA AWARD WINNERS AND JUDGES’ REPORTS!
Get ready for a celebration of excellence in art and culture. Discover the winners of the 2023 Luigi Micheletti Award, DASA Award, and Art Museum Award.
Explore expert insights in our judges’ reports, unveiling the stories behind remarkable museums and their invaluable work.
WINNERS HERITAGE IN MOTION AWARD 2023 ANNOUNCED
On September 15th, the winners of the Heritage in Motion Award were revealed. The Award ceremony took place at Muzeul Național al Banatului in Timisoara, Romania.
INTERVIEW WITH ANASTASIA SERIKOVA
EMA continues interviewing one of the winners of the EMA Master Study Award and PhD student, Anastasia Serikova. We talked about her research and difficult heritage of countries.
EDUCATION IN MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE (ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT MASTER)
The EMJM Education in Museums and Heritage Programme (EDUMaH) offers rich opportunities to consider central themes, writings and policies associated with the field of museum education. Students on the programme will explore a range of theoretical perspectives that underpin past, present and evolving practices in museum and heritage education.
JOIN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MUSEUMS AND CLIMATE CRISIS
- Date and Venue: 19-21 November 2023 in Lahti, Finland
- Brief description: NEMO – the Network of European Museum Organisations invites you to the European Museum Conference 2023: and… ACTION! Museums in the climate crisis and explore how museums can contribute to climate action and sustainability. Join 200+ museum colleagues from all over Europe from 19-21 November in Lahti, Finland, to learn and exchange about sustainability strategies, risk management and how to make museums sustainable and futureproof.
- URL link: www.europeanmuseumconference.org
MASTER STUDY OF THE YEAR AWARD: CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN EUROPEAN MUSEOLOGY
The MSY Award recognizes outstanding master’s studies in the fields of museum studies, museology, and museum education. It celebrates academic excellence while connecting us with the next generations of museum professionals. The master study should be submitted by the university to the EMA director before or on the 1st of October of the following academic year.
ANNOUNCING THE 2023 CHILDREN IN MUSEUM AWARD WINNERS AND JUDGES’ REPORT
“The Children in Museums Award” ceremony took place in Bern, where we celebrated the museums that have gone above and beyond in creating exceptional programmes for our children. In the ever-evolving world of museum education, we honour those who inspire and ignite the curiosity of our youngest generation.