EMYA has proved to be the longest running and most prestigious museum award in Europe and provides an important platform for benchmarking, networking, exchange of reflections, experience and skills across the wider continent of Europe.
The annual EMYA competition has been ongoing and continuous since 1977. It is estimated that more than 1900 museums have been candidates for the scheme and visited by EMYA judges, and that around 400 awards have been given to museums in 36 countries.
An average of around 45 museums apply each year, from across the 47 CoE member countries, with winners distributed across museums of all types, scales, disciplines and locations. 2020 set the record with 61 candidates.
Museum candidates are either new museums, first opened to the public within the past three years, or established museums that have renewed their organization and completed a substantial programme of modernization and extension of their buildings and galleries.
Over the years the EMYA scheme has developed into a series of different awards, each with their own specific profile.
EXPLORE THE WINNERS
THE EMYA WINNERS IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES