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Promoting the role of museums for european society


Application Time Extended

New Closing Date: Monday 16 April 2018

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The European Museum Forum and European Museum of the Year award

The EMF/EMYA is one of the leading organizations in Europe for developing the public quality of European museums and has established this primary position after 40 years of providing its service. It runs the most prestigious museum award in Europe and is an  important occasion for promoting innovative approaches in the museum sector throughout the whole continent. Through the close affiliation with the Council of Europe, EMF/EMYA is embedded in a system of values of citizenship, democracy and human rights.

Our stories

"EMYA and EMF represent a set of core values around innovation and quality, but equally around cultural diversity, cultural democracy and cultural participation. These values guide the judging and award process, and our annual conferences are occasions in which these values are continuously discussed, renewed, reinterpreted, refreshed."

- Jette Sandahl, Denmark

"I like being a National Correspondent for the EMF and I appreciate the lively and international exchange and networking with museums professionals from all over Europe."

- Susann Bosshard-Kälin, Switzerland

"I have broadened my appreciation and respect for the EMYA institution, first for the incredible effort put by candidate museums in compiling their applications and for the immense breadth and depth of museum innovation and social engagement advocated and practiced by museums in Europe. Each year these museums co-create an influential network of progressive museum thinking in Europe from which all museums can benefit a great deal."

- Marlen Mouliou, Greece