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EMYA 2016 Nominees




The European Museum Forum is delighted to reveal the 49 nominees for the European Museum of the Year Award 2016.

The Judging Panel received applications from 24 member countries of the Council of Europe.



Komitas Museum-Institute,Yerevan, Armenia

Voestalpine Historical Exhibition 1938 –1945, Linz, Austria

Gaasbeek Castle, Gaasbeek (Lennik), Belgium

Jenevermuseum, Hasselt, Belgium

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

Texture Museum of Flax and River Lys, Kortrijk, Belgium

Gallery 11/07/95, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of Herzegovina, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ivana’s House of Fairy Tales – Visitor Centre (Ihft), Ogulin, Croatia

Vukovar Municipal Museum, Vukovar, Croatia

Vysočina Museum Třebíč, Třebíč, Czech Republic

The Finnish Postal Museum, Tampere, Finland

Museum of Bibracte, Mont Beuvray, France

Quay Branly Museum, Paris, France

Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, Mestia, Georgia

Ludwigsburg Museum, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre, Berlin, Germany

Porcelain Worlds Leuchtenburg, Seitenroda, Germany

State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz – smac, Chemnitz, Germany

Archaeological Museum of Tegea, Alea-Tripolis, Greece

Museum of Typography Yiannis & Eleni Garedakis, Chania-Crete, Greece

Herman Ottó Museum, Miskolc, Hungary

The Esztergom Castle Museum of the Hungarian National Museum, Esztergom, Hungary

Foof Dog Museum, Mondragone, Italy

MAO - Museum of Oriental Art, Turin, Italy

Bz ‘18- ‘45, One Monument, One City, Two Dictatorships A Permanent Exhibition Within the Monument to Victory, Bolzano, Italy

Roman National Museum – Diocletian Baths, Rome, Italy

Balvi Municipality Museum, Balvi, Latvia

Kuldiga District Museum, Kuldiga, Latvia

Liechtenstein National Museum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vest-Agder-museum Odderøya Museum Harbor, Kristiansand, Norway

European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk, Poland

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland

The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Benfica Museum - Cosme Damião, Lisboa, Portugal

FC Porto Museum,  Porto, Portugal

Yaroslavl Art Museum, Rybnitsy-Yaroslavl region, Russia

The Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novid Sad, Serbia

The National Museum of Valjevo, Valjevo, Serbia

Museum of Cau Ferrat and Maricel, Sitges, Spain

Pagos del Rey Wine Museum, Zamora, Spain

Pierre Arnaud Foundation, Lens, Switzerland

Brick and Tile Museum, Hagendorn, Switzerland

DOMunder, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Micropia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

National Military Museum of the Netherlands, Soest, The Netherlands

Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, London, United Kingdom

Museum of Water, London, United Kingdom

The University of Manchester’s Whitworth, Manchester, United Kingdom