EUROPEAN MUSEUM ACADEMY PRIZE AWARDED TO

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is Poland’s first cultural institution to be created as a public-private partnership. The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland initiated the project – the idea first arose in 1993, just four years after the fall of communism – and signed an agreement in 2005 with the City of Warsaw and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to establish the museum.

Poland, Warsaw

2016 MICHELETTI AWARD WINNER

The Old Town (Den Gamle By)

In 1914, Den Gamle By (The Old Town) was founded as a self-governing non-profit institution being the world's first open-air museum for urban cultural history. Today the museum consists of 80 historic houses from 26 towns and cities across Denmark, with homes, workshops and shops, public offices and historical gardens.

Denmark, Aarhus

2016 DASA AWARD WINNER

Micropia

When you look from really close, a new world is revealed to you. More beautiful and spectacular than you could ever have imagined. Discover the invisible life in Micropia. Micropia shows the invisible. It is the first museum in the world dedicated to microbes with the state of the art technology and educational vision.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Heritage in Motion ‘Best Achievement Award’

Limburg 1914-1918, Small stories from a Great War

by Province of Limburg

Limburg 1914-1918… More than just a memorial campaign, it was the perfect tool to raise awareness among a large audience of the impact of war on people’s daily lives. To make them empathise with their countrymen of 100 years ago. There was a unique launch, a story told on social media, a short movie, a video exhibition and a huge participative project.
What if you could feel what people experienced 100 years ago? That was the point of departure for the World War I memorial campaign from the Province of Limburg.

Belgium

Heritage in Motion, Category: apps for mobile devices

Virtual Architecture Museum

by Vizerra

A unique experience: the first-ever 3D exhibition featuring unimplemented projects of the greatest architects.
Virtual Architecture Museum created for popularization of architecture as important part of world cultural heritage. Product based on edutainment approach with massive usage of gaming and virtual reality technologies. Results of project were used by thousands people from more then 150 countries around the world.

Russia

Heritage in Motion, Category: websites and online content

Archivportal-D- Building a German archives portal

by Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg

For the first time, the German Archives Portal “Archivportal-D” financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers centralized and comprehensive access to the records of various kinds of German archives. The portal is a national aggregator for the European Archives Portal and contributes to the process of making European archival records accessible for everybody at any time and from anywhere.

Germany

Heritage in Motion, Category: Games & Interactive Experiences

Strong Water: Interactive exploration on the history of the Dutch Waterline

by IJsfontein

The newly opened Waterline Museum located at Fort Vechten tells the impressive story of over 300 years of an old Dutch Defense system: the Dutch Waterline. For this museum exhibition designer Platvorm and gamedeveloper IJsfontein designed and developed the permanent exhibition “Strong water.” The exhibition has become an interactive exploration on the operation and the history of the Old and New Dutch Waterline. The experience contains media, interactives, games, movies, animations, projections on felt sculptures and a virtual reality parachute jump over the Netherlands. Innovative technology such as the oculus Rift was used to create an engaging experience which appeals to both young and old.

Netherlands

Program

  • 19 May

    Arrivals and
    Welcome Reception

  • 20 May

    EMA Conference
    Heritage in Motion Awards

  • 21 May

    Lesbos museums’ tour
    EMA Awards Ceremony / Dinner

Venues

Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos

The museum presents the industrial phase of olive-oil production in Greece. It focuses on the changes brought about by the introduction of mechanical motion on the process of olive-oil production and approaches the contribution of the region's inhabitants to the production process with sensitivity. Its objective is to showcase our industrial heritage in the sector of olive-oil production and incorporate it into the broader architectural, social and cultural context of the period.

University of the Aegean

The University of the Aegean is a University-Network with headquarters in Mytilene, while the academic units composing it are situated in six islands of the Northern and Southern Aegean (Mytilene, Chios, Samos, Syros, Rhodes, and Limnos). The University of the Aegean offers innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Summer Schools and Lifelong Learning classes, with an emphasis on the promotion of excellence in research. Having become part of the islands’ social and cultural tissue, and by fully integrating Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in its everyday functioning, the University of the Aegean contributes actively to regional development and the protection of both the natural and manmade environment. The University of the Aegean is a dynamic partner of a multitude of Greek, European and international universities, research centres and organizations, thus constituting a basic contributor to progress, development and innovation in the Archipelago’s regions.