EMYA is open for applications for 2011. The Awards are available to newly-opened or refurbished museums. The European Museum Forum operates under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) was founded in 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, with the aim of recognising excellence at the European museum scene and to encourage innovative processes in a world which was then still basically focused on collections rather than on their use for the benefit of society.
This is the main award in the scheme, and goes to a museum which contributes most directly to attracting and satisfying its visitors with unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, creative approach to education and social responsibility. Past winners have been both large and small museums, but all have developed something which is special and has changed the standards of quality in museums within Europe.
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Deadline for submissions 30 April 2010