2017 EMA AWARDS APPLICATION FORM! - European Museum Academy




Apply today, don’t miss the chance to profit from the visibility and networking opportunities offered to your museum by taking part in the European Museum Academy Awards. Hundreds of museums have already done so in more than 20 years of activity of the Micheletti Award.  Candidates also have the opportunity of running for the DASA Award. Candidates will be visited by EMA qualified experts and presented at the Annual EMA Meeting. 


 The Luigi Micheletti Award

This is an Award focused on contemporary European history and its scientific, industrial and social heritage. You may apply if you are a museum of 20th-century history (military political or social), a museum of science, technology or industry, a science centre, an ecomuseum, or an interpretation centre on these subjects and emerging crucial issues of contemporary society. 

 The DASA Award

The basic criterion of this award is the quality of learning opportunities, in a comprehensive perspective: the museological concept, the quality of the storyline, the creativity of the exhibition design and the programme of educational activities . Specific attention is also given to personal mediation, the interactive participation of the public and an effective mix of education and entertainment.

This Award is open to all kinds of museums. 


 The closing date for the applications is 1st June 2016!

Download and fill the application form here below: 

2016 EMA Annual Programme!

2016 EMA Annual Programme! - European Museum Academy

The 2016 EMA activities are dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Hudson (1916-1999), on occasion of the first centennial of his birth. Most of the present members of EMA had the pleasure and privilege to work with him and consider his legacy as  a source of inspiration for EMA today and in the future. 

To know more about our 2016 activities, please go to the" News and Newsletters" Section where the EMA Newsletter March 2016 is now available !


Do you want to know what we did in 2015 ? The 2015 EMA Annual Report now published in the Reports section of this site.

2016 EMA Awards in Lesbos


The 2016 EMA Annual Meeting will be held  on 20 and 21 May  in the  island of Lesbos, 



  Please note that the short-list and winners will be announced at the Annual Meeting in Lesbos on 21 May 2016 and no more information will be issued in advance.


 Belgium : Brussels, Parlamentarium - Croatia: Prvić Luka, Memorial Centre Faust Vrančić  - Czech Republic:Brno, Moravian Museum

  Denmark:  Aarhus, Den Gamle By - Greve: Mosede Fort, Denmark 1914-18 -  Germany: Lindenberg, Deutsches Hutmuseum / Waldenbuch:  Museum der Alltagskultur .

 Greece: Thermi: Noesis: Thessaloniki Science Center &  Technology Museum - Italy : Caserta: Foof Museum       

 The Netherlands: Amsterdam: Eye Film Museum / Amsterdam: Micropia/  Amsterdam: NEMO Science Center

 Leeuwarden: Fries Verzetsmuseum / Rotterdam: Het Nieuwe Instituut / Soest: Nationaal Militair Museum                    

 Poland  Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews   Portugal Aveiro: Praia da Costa Nova  

 Switzerland  Le Sentier: Espace Horloger – Vallée de Joux  

 Turkey Inegol: City Museum: Furniture Wood Industry Museum  Konak: Konak Municipality Radio & Democracy Museum  Tire: City Museum of  Tire.          


Register now !

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2016 EMA Awards in Lesbos - European Museum Academy

DASA and EMA together till 2020 with a new format of the DASA Award !

An important Agreement has been signed between DASA and EMA to define a new format for the already established DASA Award which is now focused on learning in museums and it is open to all kind of museums.

The aim is to significantly extend the scope and the status of the DASA Award. 

DASA is  a unique museum offering an interactive learning space on the themes of ”People“, “Work” and “Technology”. At the centre are people in the world of work. It won the first edition of the Micheletti Award in 1996.

To know more about DASA: 


Europeana, Europa Nostra and EMA together for the Heritage in Motion Awards

Europeana, Europa Nostra and EMA together for the  Heritage in Motion Awards - European Museum Academy

Europeana, Europa Nostra and EMA have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a permanent cooperation in order to develop the Heritage in Motion Awards program.

This joint effort will give more visibility to HiM and add new technical functionalities integrating innovative digital materials developed by and for museums in the Europeana platform.

EMA was among the founding members of European Digital Library Foundation from which Europeana gemmed.   

Europa Nostra being the umbrella organization for cultural heritage in Europa is the ideal partner for this new initiative.

This agreement is an impressive result of long and fruitful period of cooperation. 

A promising step forward !