As the gravity of climate change and the destruction of nature continues apace and the wide-ranging implications are more directly experienced in people’s everyday lives, the obligations increase correspondingly for museums to reflect and address these urgent issues and contribute to safeguarding the future for coming generations.


The Meyvaert Museum Prize for Environmental Sustainability is sponsored by Meyvaert and goes to a museum which shows an exceptional commitment to reflecting and addressing issues of sustainability and environmental health in its collecting, documentation, displays and public programming as well as in the management of its own social, financial and physical resources.


Prior to 2020, before being introduced as an award, it was given as a special commendation for sustainability


Bosco Gurin under Fog © Museum Walserhaus

Museum Architecture © The Wadden Sea Centre


2021: Museum Walserhaus
Bosco Gurin, Switzerland

2020: The Wadden Sea Centre
Ribe, Denmark

Migratory Birds at the Wadden Sea © The Wadden Sea Centre