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Logotype of the European Museum of the Year Award.
Logotype of the European Museum of the Year Award.

The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) is presented each year by the European Museum Forum (EMF) under the auspices of the Council of Europe.[1] It was founded in 1977 by journalist, author Kenneth Hudson.[2] Since 1977 EMYA scheme presents two main awards: European Museum of the Year and Council of Europe Museum Prize. Later, three additional prizes were added to the scheme: The Kenneth Hudson Award, The Silletto Prize and The Portimao Museum Prize – Europe's Most Welcoming Museum.[3] Museums in 47 European countries, all members of the Council of Europe, can take part in the competition if they are newly opened or have undergone modernization or expansion in the past three years[4].

EMYA is awarded to two kinds of museums:[5]

  • Established museums that have undergone modernization or expansion during the past three years[6].
  • New museums opened to the public in the previous three years[7].[[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/EMYA_Map.png/220px-EMYA_Map.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/EMYA_Map.png/330px-EMYA_Map.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/EMYA_Map.png/440px-EMYA_Map.png 2x||h301|w220|thumbimage]] Map of European Museum of the Year Award winning museum locations

The Fonds de dotation de l’ICOM of the International Council of Museums supports the European Museum of the Year Award.[8]

European Museum of the Year winners


Council of Europe Museum Prize Winners[15][16]


See also


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