Call for Applications: 2022 CMA Award

The Children in Museums was established in 2011 by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. It recognises excellence and innovation in programmes and exhibits designed for children up to the age of 14 years. The Award is judged by a panel of experts and are looking especially for museums, exhibitions, programmes and museum environments that show [...] The closing date for applications is 1 April 2022.


Call for Applications: 2022 EMA Awards

Apply today, don’t miss the chance to profit from the visibility and networking opportunities offered to your museum by taking part in the European Museum Academy Awards. Candidates will be visited by EMA qualified experts and presented at the Annual EMA Meeting in September 2022. The closing date for applications is 15 April 2022.


Children in Museums Award 2020-21

On Friday, November 12, 2021 in an online ceremony during the Hands On! Conference in Vienna the results of the 2021 Children in Museums Award were announced. The judges were delighted to give the Award to the Dutch Open Air Museum’s Restart programme.

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The Winners revealed: the 2020 Master Study of the Year Award

Announcement from the European Museum Academy  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…

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News From FSK

Živa Award Is Alive – Soon in the European Capital of CultureThe international foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures is getting ready for the 7th award ceremony for Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site. The award ceremony with international conference will take place in Belgrade and Novi Sad, at the time when the latter hosts the opening…

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LAM Museum’s Viewphone Heads to Australia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney is adopting the Viewphone concept from the Dutch LAM museum. The Viewphone, offers one-to-one phone calls with museum staff.

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Increasing Future Awareness Through The SoPHIA Model

Can we develop the SoPHIA model on cultural heritage impact assessment to make cultural heritage management become better at anticipating changing needs and benefits of heritage, so that they can inform decisions made today for the future? This is a question that the Center for Applied Heritage at Linnaeus University will investigate together with the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning…

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The Way We Were

It is difficult to imagine how we functioned before computers, emails and the internet. In 1975 Kenneth Hudson and Ann Nicholls produced the first edition of The Directory of Museums, published by Macmillan (864 pp), relying solely for their research on the worldwide postal system and 35,000 individual cards on which information was painstakingly compiled. They amassed an interesting collection of…

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WINNERS THE 2020/2021 EUROPEAN MUSEUM ACADEMY AWARDS On Saturday 18 September the winners of three Awards by the European Museum Academy (EMA) were announced during an online ceremony hosted by EMA Chairman Karl Borromäus Murr in the Drents Museum (Assen, the Netherlands). Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the judging visits to candidates have been cancelled for the last two years and have…

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Obituary Graziano

OBITUARY GRAZIANO Our colleague and friend Graziano Campanini, Director of the Museum of Health in Bologna, passed away on August 20th.  His funeral was held in Pieve di Cento (Bologna), the little town to which he has dedicated so many energies in the cultural field. His loss happened just two weeks before the opening of the new Municipal Picture Gallery…

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