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EMYA 2015 - Glasgow, Scotland

Ms. Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive from Glasgow Life, and Ms. Goranka Horjan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the European Museum Forum in Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow

On Monday 26th January 2015 the agreement to host the annual European Museum of the Year Award was signed between Ms. Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive from Glasgow Life, and Ms. Goranka Horjan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the European Museum Forum in Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.  The event will include several cultural institutions in the city who are preparing interesting programmes for the participants. Goranka Horjan and Benedetta Tijana, EMF Trustee, held several meetings  with the team led by Lawrence Fitzgerald, Riverside Museum Manager, in order to make necessary preparations.

Interviews, eCult workshop and panels will be hosted by the Mitchell Library, while the side events will occur at GOMA, the Burrell Collection, People’s Palace and Kelvingrove. The final EMYA 2015 ceremony will be organized in the Riverside Museum, the winner of the EMYA in 2013.

EMYA 2015 is the event that matters and the place to be in May. The call for the registration of the participants is going out on Monday 2nd February 2015 and do not miss the early-bird registration.

The MUCEM wins the 2015 Council of Europe Museum Prize

The Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2015 has been awarded to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) in Marseille, France.

The museum was selected for the prize from a shortlist of three candidates by the Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The museum displayed “a new and innovative concept, in a breathtaking site with outstanding architecture, which perfectly fulfils all the criteria of the Council of Europe Museum Prize,” said PACE’s rapporteur on the prize Vesna Marjanovic (Serbia, SOC).

MUCEM explores the Mediterranean as the birthplace of civilisations and a crossroads of both European and Arab cultures. Ms Marjanovic particularly praised the museum’s role as a “contemporary Agora”, attracting a wide public with an impressive programme of educational visits, debates with artists and writers, seminars, festivals and concerts.

The prize is decided on the basis of a shortlist presented by a jury of the European Museum Forum, and forms part of the European Museum of the Year Awards.

MUCEM website

EMYA 2015 Nominees



The European Museum Forum is delighted to reveal the 42 nominees for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015. The judging panel received applications from 21 member countries of the Council of Europe.




European Museum of the Year 2015 Award – Nominations

Alpinarium Galtür Documentation GmbH, Galtür, Austria

Vorarlberg museum , Vorarlberg, Austria

Maiden Tower, Baku, Azerbaijan

Museum on the Yser, Diksmuide, Belgium

Red Star Line Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium

Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre, Prvić Luka, Croatia

Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark

Forssa Museum, Forssa, Finland

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia , Espoo, Finland

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, Marseille, France

MuPop, Montluçon, France

The Familistère at Guise, Guise, France

"Wind Force 10" Shipwreck and Fisheries Museum, Cuxhaven, Germany

LIMESEUM at Ruffenhofen Roman Park, Wittelshofen, Germany

Kaufbeuren Museum of Local History , Kaufbeuren, Germany

State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Munich, Germany

Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, Germany

Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, Greece

MUSE – Science Museum, Trento, Italy

The Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway

National Maritime Museum, Gdansk, Poland

Perm Regional Museum: Museum of Permian Antiquities, Perm, Russia

Federal State-Financed Institution of Culture The State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia

Cultural institution of national importance, Loznica, Tršić / Loznica, Serbia

National Museum in Zrenjanin, Zrenjanin, Serbia

Ene.térmica , LEÓN, Spain

VINSEUM, Museum of the Wine Cultures of Catalonia, Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain

Naval Museum, Karlskrona, Sweden

Sasso San Gottardo, Airolo, Switzerland

Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins, Prangins, Switzerland

Watch Museum – Joux Valley, Le Sentier, Switzerland

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland

The Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

National Archives of the Netherlands , The Hague, Netherlands

Portuguese Synagogue and Ets Haim- Livraria Montezinos, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch Resistance Museum , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Aydın Archaeology Museum, Aydin, Turkey

Pavlo Tychyna Literary Memorial Museum-Apartment, Kiev, Ukraine

National Football Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Titanic Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

EMYA 2015 Judging Panel Meeting in Paris

The Judging Panel of the European Museum Forum held its meeting on 21-22 November at ICOM Secretariat Office in Paris to determine the nominations for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 (EMYA).

The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony traditionally closing the Annual Assembly of the European Museum Forum which will take place on 13-16 May 2015 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.