Design Museum in London Awarded the European Museum of the Year Award 2018May 13, 2018
The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA), organised by the European Museum Forum (EMF), was presented on 12 May, at the 2018 Award Ceremonyheld in Warsaw, Poland, in collaboration with National Institute for Museums and Public Collections, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. EMYA 2018 event is a part of the Niepodlegla Programme 2017-2021, which is produced with financial support from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.
The European Museum of the Year Award and the Council of Europe Museum Prize are the longest running and most prestigious museum awards in Europe.
EMF/EMYA is dedicated to promoting excellence in innovation and public quality in museum practice, encouraging networking and exchange of ideas and sustainable best practices within the sector. EMF/EMYA works within an overall framework of a commitment to citizenship, democracy and human rights, to bridging cultures and social and political borders, and to sustainability.
The results of the 2018 Awards are as follows:
The European Museum of the Year Award 2018 goes to the DESIGN MUSEUM, London, United Kingdom.
The museum received the EMYA trophy, Mother and Child: Egg Form by Henry Moore, which it will keep for one year.
In its unique building this inspiring, socially-aware museum is an exceptional achievement, celebrating and exploring the magic of human creativity, the objects, ideas skills and forces that shape our lives. Without losing its identity, this museum was able to renew and strengthen its public values, reopening with a wide range of new exhibitions along with an intense program of activities, providing an impressive and memorable experience for its visitors of all ages, achieving accessibility of the highest quality.
It sets its collections in the context of global technological and cultural knowledge, providing a high level of interactivity, establishing an important democratic and multi-layered intercultural dialogue, with a significant social impact in the community.