The 2016 Micheletti Award, don 't miss the chance ! Apply now !


"Micheletti Award nominees and winners do this in inspiring and innovative ways, continually pushing the boundaries and reinventing the museum experience thus paving the way for the museum of the future. I would like to wish all of this year’s contestants the best for this competition, and for the future" 

                                                  Mrs Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni,  Council of Europe’s Deputy Secretary General.



This  Award (now at its 21st edition) is focused on contemporary European history and its scientific, industrial and social heritage. You may apply if you are a museum of 20th-century history (social, political, military), a museum of science, technology or industry, a science centre, an ecomuseum or an interpretation centre on these subjects. Don’t miss the chance to profit from the visibility and networking opportunities offered to your museum by taking part in the scheme. Hundreds of museums have already done so in the 20 years of activity of the Micheletti Award. Candidates also have the opportunity of running for the DASA Award, which focuses on themes of the world of work, past, present and future, with special attention given to man with his concerns, needs and abilities.


2015 Best in Heritage - Dubrovnik, Croatia 24-26 Sept 2015

2015 Best in Heritage - Dubrovnik, Croatia 24-26 Sept 2015 - European Museum Academy

Winners of EMA awards will attend The Best in Heritage 2015 edition! 

 Last year more than 50 major award schemes from around the world have announced almost 300 awards for the best museum, heritage and conservation projects. Out of that list of remarkable achievements, a result of long and devoted work of dozens of most accomplished, professional juries, The Best in Heritage has made a selection of the 28 most innovative and inspiring candidates. They represent a balanced variety of best practices, done in different circumstances and context.
This, 14th edition of The Best in Heritage conference will once more give these projects further, well deserved attention of the international professional community. The programme promises a packed 2-day programme, with projects from China, United States, Japan, Iran, Canada, Russia and Europe taking the stage. The participation of the audience is assured through Q&A sessions and discussions. In addition,  the post-conference seminar  “Financing Heritage Institutions in Times of Scarcity", will take place on September 27th at Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Croatia.
In addition to the global survey of the projects of influence, the event features rich social and cultural content organised with help of our local partner Dubrovnik Museums, all taking place in the Renaissance city core of Dubrovnik, UNESCO’s  World heritage site. All conference venues, the neo-baroque theatre and palaces provide inspiring atmosphere for prestigious event. The conference is ideal for networking, discussing potential collaborations and getting inspired by top rank professionals in personal contact.
The conference is organised in partnership with Europa Nostra & the Endowment Fund of ICOM, and under patronage of the City of Dubrovnik.



The Article of the Month

The Article of the Month - European Museum Academy

EMA has recently signed an agreement of cooperation with the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning. We are pleased to publish here an article sent by Anna Hansen who is the Managing Director of NCK and also works as head of research and as international coordinator at Jamtli museum in Östersund, Sweden.

She holds a PhD in history and is interested in cultural policy and learning methodology as well as in how museums understand their role in society. She has worked on several European and Nordic projects on cultural heritage and learning and has long experience of giving lectures and facilitating workshops.


Last Minute ! Prof. Jorge Wagensberg , EMA Advisor, informed us that it is  just  published  by the Konrad Lorenz Institut of Austria an article he recently wrote entitled   ON QUALITY AND QUANTITY IN HUMAN KNOWLEDGE. We hope to have the chance to reproduce it in the next future !
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At a ceremony held in the Salone Vanvitelliano at the Palazzo della Loggia in Brescia, The National Archives of the Netherlands was announced as the winner of the 2015 Micheletti Award.  The trophy was presented to the Archives’ representatives, Astrid Hertog and Nancy Hovingh. Representing the Luigi Micheletti Foundation was its President Aldo Rebecchi.  The trophy was handed by the President of A2A Company: Dr. Giovanni Valotti.

The judges said: “This exhibition was excellently conceived and excitingly presented. …..the National Archives of The Netherlands sets a very good example for other archival institutions.  It is first of all a question of will and courage.”



This year a Special Commendation was given to the Maritime Museum of Denmark at Helsingør. 


The winner this year is the MAGMA Museum of Arts in Iron in the Maremma, Follonica, Italy.


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2015 Heritage in Motion winners announced !

2015 Heritage in Motion winners announced ! - European Museum Academy

2015 Heritage in Motion  winners  announced in Brescia during the 2015 EMA Days, winners and details availables at:

Heritage in Motion was founded two years ago by EMA and Europa Nostra and it is now actively cooperating with Europeana.


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