Winners of the European Museum of the Year Award 2018

The award ceremony of the 2018 edition of the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) was held on 12 May 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

The award is organised by the NEMO partner <link https: external-link-new-window external link in new>European Museum Forum (EMF) in collaboration with the <link http: en>National Institute for Museums and Public Collections and the <link http: en>POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The EMYA and the Council of Europe Museum Prize are the longest running and most prestigious museum awards in Europe.

The 2018 winners and special commendations are presented below and more information can be found on <link https: annual-conference emya-2018-winners external-link-new-window external link in new>EMF's website.

The European Museum of the Year Award 2018 goes to the <link https:>DESIGN MUSEUM, London, United Kingdom.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe decided to present its Museum Prize 2018 to the <link http:>WAR CHILDHOOD MUSEUM in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. NEMO is especially happy to see the War Childhood Museum as one of the winners as the NEMO Executive Board was very moved after their visit to the museum last year.

The Silletto Prize goes to the <link http: en home>BETINA MUSEUM OF WOODEN SHIPBUILDING, Betina, Croatia. The prize recognises excellence in working with the local community and involving volunteers.

The Kenneth Hudson Award goes to the <link http: en>ESTONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, Tartu, Estonia. The award is given in recognition of the most unusual and daring achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of museums in society.

Special Commendations

  • <link http: en>Vapriikki Museum Centre, Tampere, Finland
  • <link https: en>Lascaux IV- International Centre For Cave Art, Dordogne, France
  • <link http: en>Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki, Finland
  • <link http: en museums rainis-and-aspazija-museum>Rainis and Aspazija’s Museum, Riga, Jurmala and Dunava, Latvia
  • <link https: museo>Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, Florence, Italy
  • <link http: en home>Museum University Of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
  • <link https:>Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy