There are two main awards that the European Museum Forum hands out every year. The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) is Europe’s longest running and most prestigious award in museum. The occasion is also important for being the one medium that accommodates development of creative and innovative approaches in the sector of museum across European continent.
The EMYA goes to museums that display exceptional quality and know how to not only attract but also satisfy visitors with a unique approach to social responsibility and education, imaginative presentation and interpretation, and specific atmosphere. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands won the Award in 2015.
The Council of Europe Museum Prize is the other important award handed out by the EMF annually. The award is presented by the Committee on Culture, Science, Education, and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The EMYA Judging Panel provides the Committee with a shortlist of judi bola candidates.
The Prize is dedicated to museums with high regards to human rights and democracy, a focus on connecting cultures, and a series of collections placed in the perspective of Europe. The Prize seeks to promote preservation of European cultural heritage, which is a factor in the unification of all 47 members of the Council of Europe. The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille, France won the award in 2015.
There is another award handed out by the EMF in addition to the previous two. The Kenneth Hudson Award is presented by the European Museum Forum Board of Trustees to a museum, a person, a project, or a group of people that obtains an achievement that is unusual, daring, and perhaps controversial in challenging the popular perceptions of the role museums play in society. The award was won by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015.