2015 Micheletti Award!Be a protagonist of the XX edition of this unique event !

2015 Micheletti Award!Be a protagonist of the XX edition of this unique event ! - European Museum Academy

 The 2015 Micheletti Award.


Do not miss the chance of gaining international visibility and join the most innovative  network of museums of excellence in the technological, industrial and XX century history fields!

EMA and the Micheletti Foundation have just launched the 20th edition of the Micheletti Award scheme which will be held in 2015. It will be a special edition celebrating the great achievement of 20 years of activities. 

 Museums dealing with technical and industrial history, political and social history of the XX century, science and environmental issues are invited to take part into this program unique in Europe. 


Do you want to Apply but you are not in time for the deadline? Notify us your intention and we'll keep open the door for you ! 


2015 Application Form now here available!

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.





 The 4 July EMA Newsletter now available in the News  Section !


2014 Kenneth Hudson Seminar Programme in the News Section !


The MUSE-Museo delle Scienze of Trento wins 2014 Micheletti Award !

The MUSE-Museo delle Scienze of Trento  wins 2014 Micheletti Award ! - European Museum Academy



At a glittering ceremony held in Glasgow at the Riverside Museum (2012 Micheletti Award winner), MUSE - Museo delle Scienze in Trento, Italy was announced as the winner of the 2014 Micheletti Award. The trophy was presented to the museum’s director, Michele Lanzinger. Representing the Luigi Micheletti Foundation was René Capovin. A strong delegation from the European Museum Academy, which was responsible for the selection and assessment of candidates, was also present.

A museum of natural history was founded in the city in 1922, and the new museum reopened in July 2013 in an extensive urban park. Most of the investment was made by local authorities after a concept development phase of about 10 years. The building, by Renzo Piano, simulates the slopes of the surrounding mountain peaks of the Dolomites and is a centre with a further seven external locations. 

On the same occasion, the DASA Award was given to the Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway.

For further info about candidates, finalists and other details of this exciting event in  Glasgow please download the Press Release here attached.


 Here is a video presentation of the MUSE opening:


EMA and the Pireaus Bank Group Cultural Foundation sign a Cooperation Agreement

 The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) is a non-profit institution that represents the Culture Pole of the Piraeus Bank Group. PIOP aims at safeguarding technology and traditional crafts, a neglected domain of Greek culture, becoming a reliable and constant mediator for the preservation and promotion of pre-industrial and industrial heritage. 

The Museums Network marks PIOP’s outstanding contribution. It is an excellent example for the creation and management of museums in the Greek regions, while also ensuring sustainability and supporting regional development.
Seven technological thematic museums have been created, whilst two more are on the way. These museums highlight distinctive productive activities, representative of each region, and, through their outreach activities, become a point of reference for the local population. 

The staff of PIOP is very energetic and counts on a group of young, active and enthusiastic museologists. Their Director , Elia Vlachou. has been cooperating with EMA since the beginning and we are sure her organization will give a valuable contribution to development of the EMA activities. We are very grateful to PIOP for establishing this permanent form of cooperation.

In 2012 PIOP got an Award from Europea Nostra in the category "Dedicated Service" for its heritage and museums programmes.




EMA and the Pireaus Bank Group Cultural Foundation sign a Cooperation Agreement - European Museum Academy

2015 Children in Museums Award

Children in Museums 2014
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





First peoples - The new Article of the Month by Patrick Greene

First peoples - The  new Article of the Month by Patrick Greene - European Museum Academy


Dr Patrick Greene is CEO of Museum Victoria in Melbourne and has spent 12 years in the role.  During that time the three museums (Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum), the IMAX cinema and the Royal Exhibition Building, all of which comprise Museum Victoria, have become Australia’s leading organisation of its kind.  It plays a strong and growing role in tourism, with about 2 million visits a year and 5 million online visits.

Patrick is also a Fellow of the Tourism Society, Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors, and an Ambassador for Club Melbourne, the organisation established to attract international conferences to the new Melbourne Convention Centre. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Cultural Heritage Asia Pacific of Deakin University and a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.

Patrick Greene  is also member of the Pool of Experts of the European Museum Academy Foundation.

We are very pleased to publishhere  an article he sent us on occasion of the opening of the new long - term exhibition presented in his Museum "First Peoples",  which we are sure will be a great success and an example of how to  deal with the theme of Aborigenal  culture  and its dialogue with contemporary society.