FC Shakhtar Museum nominated for an 'Oscar'

14-12-11 15:57:43

The expert board of the European Museum Forum gathered in Paris to shortlist the nominations for European Museum of the Year Award 2012. Before making their final choice, the experts visited the museums across Europe, which had previously submitted their applications for participation, and evaluated their exhibition and design solutions, special features etc. Thus, 46 museums from 19 European countries were nominated for the above award, with FC Shakhtar Museum among them: http://europeanmuseumforum.info/images/documents/emya_2012_nominated_museums.pdf.

EMYA, Europe's longest-running and most prestigious museum award, will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2012. 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 in the European museum scene and encouraging innovative processes in a museum world which still took the more traditional view to focus exclusively on collections rather than on their use for the benefit of society. Within the EMYA scheme all museums are equal whether public or private, small or large. Whatever their subject or their nationality, they are assessed on the basis of what is considered outstanding public quality. The Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren, Belgium, took the award home this year.

Winner of 2012 European Museum of the Year Award will be announced at the EMYA Ceremony in Penafiel, Portugal on 19 May 2012. Let’s support FC Shakhtar!

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