EMA NEWSLETTER – WINTER ISSUE – 2022

EMA NEWSLETTER - WINTER ISSUE - 2022 A WORD FROM THE BOARD At a time when the world has been struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, severe events due to climate change and very recently with the war in Ukraine that puts so many lives at risk, preservation and protection of cultural heritage and universal values have become more important than…

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Iron Island: The SS Great Britain Refloated

Iron Island: The SS Great Britain Refloated An article by Tim Bryan, Director of the Brunel Institute, SS Great Britain, Bristol The summer of 2020 should have been a time of celebration for the SS Great Britain Trust in Bristol, marking the 50th anniversary of the Victorian steamship’s return to the city where it was built. Of course, the global pandemic…

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BONGA CASTLE Summer 2022

BONGA CASTLE Summer 2022 Riitta Nelimarkka  Exhibition IMAGINE  Summer 2022 Bonga exhibits plenty of new works from artist´s Helsinki and Bonga ateliers,as well as thrilling drawing material from the archives. On display there are works of HASSUNA unit, an exhibition presented in Milan and London autumn 2021.These semi-archaic and modern pieces generate a stunning dialogue with old castle andyoung visitors.All…

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Interview with Anastasia Serikova

Interview with Anastasia Serikova EMA asks questions to winner of the 2021 Master Study of the Year Award. In this issue, Hazal Sahin from EMA has interviewed Anastasia Serikova who is a second year student in Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Culture Department of Museology and Cultural Heritage. We have talked about her thesis which is called "The Interpretation of Dissonant Heritage in Museum…

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Article: “The funding for Danish museums does not predominately come from taxes anymore” by Peter Thor Andersen

During the last three decades the total income per year for all Danish museums (museums subsidized with state funding according to the Danish Museum Law) has changed from 121 million euro to 361 million euro (in fixed prices 2021 level). This impressing growth is not a result of public spending (funding from state and municipality). Instead, it is a result of a dramatic change in the total income from other sources such as tickets, purchase of goods in the museum shop etc. as well as private foundations. (...)

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How were museums doing in Europe in 2021? EMA National Reports

It is the fourth year in a row, since 2018, the European Museum Academy produced, with the support of country representatives, the following more subjective inside views about how museums were doing and what the museums experienced as their current challenges, be it political, financial, organisational in 2021.

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Call for Applications: 2022 EMA Awards

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. Apply today! 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.

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Press Release: The Winner of the 2021 Master Study of the Year Award Revealed

In 2021 for the second 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. We congratulate Anastasia Serikova from the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture as the winner in the competition for the European Museum Academy Master Study of the Year 2021 Award.

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Press Release: MOI! tests its social impact self-evaluation tool in pilot phase

The European co-operation project “MOI! Museums of Impact” is ready to pilot its self-evaluation framework in selected museums to test the framework’s usability. The framework is intended as a development tool for museums that want to evaluate and then develop their activities and organisation with the aim of increasing their societal impact.

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Project DOORS Open Call for small and medium-size museums

Project DOORS invites small and medium-size museums across Europe to submit digital pilot proposals for a two-stage incubation programme. The deadline for application submission is 13.02.2022, 23:59 CET.

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