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European Museum Academy Prize awarded to POLIN, Warsaw, Poland

In 2010 the European Museum Academy has established the European Museum Academy Prize with the aim of recognising the outstanding results of organisations, researchers and cultural insitutions in creating pioneering museums or producing studies and carrying on projects of European relevance which are destined to influence the development of museological discourse at the international level.

Polin meets the criteria for this prize at its maximum. It is not just an excellent museum but a state of the art cultural institution which reaches diverse publics all over the world. That is why it deserves the title of a ‘Total Museum’. The diversity and variety of its activities and the scope of its aims and goals makes it a unique institution with a worldwide impact. The institution meets the criteria for the European Museum Academy Prize perfectly.

The EMA Prize is not necessarily presented every year and is given by the Board of EMA on the basis of proposals submitted by its Pool of Experts, National Representatives, International Supporters or other groups that are involved in EMA activities. In 2011 the Prize was awarded to the Galileo Museum, Florence, Italy and in 2013 to the Foundation Europeana, The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Prize ceremony took place during the Annual General Meeting of the Europeana Network Association in Riga, on 8 November 8, 2016.

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