The Luigi Micheletti Award wants to identify remarkable, unique, extraordinary permanent exhibitions, with a focus on the way how content is translated into a narrative, i.e. storytelling.
The jury of museum experts will pay attention to a multitude of aspects, like the structure of the story, the architectural characteristics, if and how objects are used, whether or not in combination with modern media, and much more. And, of course, how the exhibitions are perceived with the intended audience(s) is crucial.
Participation strengthens your visibility
The annual European Museum Academy Award Ceremony will put the museums – and especially the winner – in the spotlight. The winner will receive a trophy specially designed for the occasion. There will be given extra media-attention through the networks of the European Museum Academy and its partners.
Participation thus strengthens your visibility, and all participants will have some taglines to use in heir own communications to audiences and decision-makers. The award ceremony is also the place to exchange with colleagues and see extraordinary examples.
Will there be an award ceremony?
There will be an award ceremony. The ceremony is part of the annual European Museum Academy Award Ceremony, which takes place in the second half of September in a different European city every year.
Participating also assumes participation in the award Ceremony.
Is there a fee?
Yes, there is. The entry fee is € 300,– per application, which is necessary to administer the award application as well as to visit the candidates and review their work.
Who can apply?
All museums and science centers are eligible to apply.
The applications must be submitted in English.
The Award is supported by the Fondazione Luigi Micheletti, a research centre on contemporary history, and specialized in collecting and spreading material and immaterial heritage of the 20th and 21st centuries.
How will my application be judged?
A jury of museum experts – consisting of international experts from various disciplines – will judge the applications. Two members of the jury from different countries and different backgrounds then will personally visit the institutions around April / May / June and report independently. They have a listing of aspects and questions along the lines as sketched in the introduction.
The decision will be taken in a dedicated meeting of all jury members – with all reports on the table.
How do I apply?
You can download the application forms here.
In addition to the required information, you are free to provide us with additional information you think relevant for your application.
The closing date for applications is March 31, 2024.
For more information, or questions, contact Ann Nicholls