On Occasion of the Europeana Network General Assembly , a delegation of the European Museum Academy will give to POLIN the EMA Prize. The trophy will be handed by Jil Cousins EUROPEANA General Director, Europeana was the winner of the EMA Prize in 2013.
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NEWSLETTER 6: March 2016
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Friday, 20 November 2015
National Museum of Romanian Peasant, Bucharest
Totalitarian regimes heritage and European narratives.
Experiences and ideas on the role of museums.
After the first cycle of Kenneth Hudson Seminars focused on digital interpretation and communication in museums, EMA has developed together with three other permanent partners (The Micheletti Foundation – Italy; The Forum of Slavic Cultures – Slovenia; The “Reteaua Nationala a Muzeelor” – Romania) the program of a new cycle, dealing with the heritage of totalitarian regimes.
Totalitarianism is part of the history of contemporary Europe. The birth of Fascism, Nazism and Communism marked the first half of the XX Century and the heritage of contemporary Europe. The end of the Second World War can be assumed as the end of one historical cycle and the opening of a new one, which in symbolic terms started with the famous speech by Winston Churchill in 1946: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."
Our point of view is to examine the traces of this period in European cultural heritage (in museum collections and archives as well as architecture, especially monuments) and to discuss the possible use of such materials for the growing of historic awareness about this period in European civil society.
The general objective - to interconnect people from European civil society and museums, archives, NGOs, together with their experiences, practices and collections, for a better understanding of our Cold War cultural heritage.
As usual, the Seminar will gather around a table for one day from 10 to 15 experts of different background in terms of nationality, profession and age group, for a full immersion and open discussion stimulated by some key note speeches and visual materials.
Participation is free and by invitation. The working language will be English.
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.
Queen Fabiola of Belgians, 1928-2014
The future Queen Fabiola of Belgium was born in Madrid on 11 June1928, as Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón, the third daughter of a family of seven siblings. She trained as a nurse and worked in a Madrid hospital. Fabiola married King Baudouin of Belgium on 15 December1960, and quickly won over her new fellow citizens, including the Flemish majority of the nation. The King and Queen proved a popular couple, noted for their quiet dedication to Belgium and the Belgian people. Queen Fabiola’s whole life from then on was devoted to others, particularly those in need. She had more than curiosity for people - and peoples: she had a passion for human beings everywhere. Queen Fabiola accepted the patronage of the European Museum Forum after attending the annual meeting in Barcelona in 1996, and immediately delighted the jury members with her involvement, enthusiasm and, above all, care for everyone. She knew each of us and what we were doing, regularly enquiring about our plans. When the European Museum Academy was formed in 2009 not only she continued to keep herself informed of our activities but encouraged very much our new initiative. Those of us who had the privilege to meet her regularly knew that we were in the presence of a very special lady, and we mourn her passing.
We are very pleased to welcome the following colleagues to our organisation:
Pool of Experts
Jill Cousins, Executive Director, The Europeana Foundation, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Paolo Galluzzi, Director, Museo Galileo, Firenze, Italy
On Thursday 19 September 2013 in the city of Bologna, on the occasion of The Learning Museum Project International Conference, the European Museum Academy presented its Prize to the Europeana Foundation.
The Ceremony took place at the“Sala del Consiglio” of the Province of Bologna and the Prize was handed to Jill Cousins, Europeana Executive Director, by the Deputy to Culture of the Bologna Provincial Government, Giuliano Barigazzi.
Read the motivation for giving the EMA Prize to Europeana in the press release attached below:
Riga ceremony, Nov.2016
Riga Ceremony 2016
2016 Heritage in Motion winners
The DASA Museum, our partner in the DASA Award project.
EMA people 2014
EMA people Brescia 2014
2020 EMA Task Force
Cjildren in Museums Award Jury 2016
Europeana, Europa Nostra, EMA together for Heritage in Motion
A toast to HiM
Kenneth Hudson (1916-1999) was one of the most prominent personalities on the European museum scene and one of the pioneers of industrial archaeology in the 1960s, a broadcaster and the author of numerous books.
EMA Prize to Europeana Foundation
European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage Heritage
Heritage in Motion
The Ziva Award
We are pleased to cooperate with Best in Heritage in promoting excellence in museums.
EMA video presentation on YOU TUBE