2015 Micheletti Award ! 2015 Heritage in Motion !

2015 Micheletti Award ! 2015 Heritage in Motion ! - European Museum Academy


Call for entries Heritage in Motion Awards 2015 ! 
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The 2015 Micheletti Award.

8-9 MAY 2015 Prize Giving Ceremony and Meeting in Brescia ! Presentations, debates, networking for museums which have something to say to a European audience ! Brescia is close to Milan where the Universal EXPO 2015 will be just open.                                                                                              An event not to be missed.









EMA at the first edition of the new Ziva Award seminar and ceremony in Skopje , November 7th, 2014 ! Pictures in our PhotoGallery


2014 Kenneth Hudson Seminar Pictures !


New Article of the Month by Jorge Wagensberg !






Jean Favière passed away


Jean Favière passed away a few days ago at the age of 95. He has been the director of the museums of Strasbourg for many years. and worked with senior members of EMA for a long time in the context of the European Museum of the Year Award. His museum knowledge was based on a large experience and wide cultural background. Very fluent in English ( rare fact for a Frenchman of his generation) had a brilliant conversation and a highly professional approach to museums problems. His contribution to the debate was always very stimulating for all of us.

Thank you Jean !

2014 Kenneth Hudson Seminar at the MUSIL in Rodengo Saiano (I)

2014 Kenneth Hudson Seminar at the MUSIL in Rodengo Saiano (I) - European Museum Academy


This year the Kenneth Hudson Seminar was co-organized by EMA, Fondazione MUSIL, Creative Heritage, Vast-Lab PIN  and other partners.

On the EMA Facebook page, on EMA Twitter  and on the EMA YOUTUBE Channel are available three videos with interviews to some of the speakers commenting the theme of the Seminar. 





Tuesday 16 settembre 2014, 10.30 - 17.00
MUSIL – Museo dell'industria e del lavoro – Via del Commercio 18 - Rodengo Saiano (Bs) - Italy

P R O G R A M M E 2014
Programme “Museums and Digital Creativity”, 16 September 2014
Welcome by Franco Niccolucci, initiator of the seminar (Scientific Director, VAST-LAB at PIN
Introduction by Massimo Negri and Wim van der Weiden (chairpersons, EMA).
SESSION 1: The ”users”.
Contributions by Agnes Alfandari (Deputy Director of cultural production, Musée du Louvre), Hilary
Young (Digital Curator at the Museum of London), Marco Berni (Coordinator of European and
special projects at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science), Daria Hookk
(Head of Department - The State Hermitage Museum), Laura Longo (Head of Exhibitions at Musei
Civici di Firenze), Massimo Minini (Presidente Fondazione Brescia Musei).
Plenary discussion

SESSION 2: The “producers and distributors producers”
Contributions by Dario Crespi (Wikimedia Italia), Alain Dupuy (President of InnoVision), Francesca
Cattoi (CAMeC Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, La Spezia), Franco Niccolucci (Scientific
Director, VAST-LAB at PIN Prato), Davide Pantile (Project Manager at ETT), Onno Ephraim e
Alexandra Roessingh (Director of Heritage in Motion), Renè Capovin (MUSIL – Museum in Short),
Pierluigi Fontanesi (co-Founder Studio Base 2).
Plenary discussion

Interview with Agnes Alfandari (Louvre)

2015 Children in Museums Award

2015 Children in Museums Award - European Museum Academy




Take your chance: download and send an Application Form or contact

the EMA Co-ordinator , Ann Nicholls






The new Article of the Month by Jorge Wagensberg

The  new Article of the Month by Jorge Wagensberg - European Museum Academy

Prof. Jorge Wagensberg (Barcelona) , former  Scientific Director of the La Caixa Foundation and creator of the “Cosmocaixa” in Barcelona  (Winner of the 2006 EMYA Award)  has recently written an article for the daily newspaper "El Pais" 


We are very pleased to have now the opportunity to publish here in English with the hope to make is accessible to the non-Spanish speaking museum community. As usual Jorge's text is full of ideas and with the necessary portion of sense of humour. Comment and reactions are very welcome !

Jorge Wagensberg is Director of the International Course in Modern Scientific Museography (founded in 2004); Professor of Irreversible Processes Theory at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona, currently in charge of the Hermitage Barcelona Project.

Jorge Wagensberg  is also member Advisory Board  of the European Museum Academy Foundation.