The Luigi Micheletti award nominees

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

Mosede Fort, Denmark 1914-18

Construction of the fort was initiated in 1913 and completed in 1916. The fort was fully manned and defending Denmark's neutral position during World War 1, 1914-18. The fort has been restored by Greve Municipality and is now reopened as a museum. In the exhibition "On the Brink of War - Neutrality between Warfare and Welfare" you get the history of Denmark during World War 1.At the same time, you get an impression of how the fort looked when it was an important part of Denmark's military defense.

Denmark, Greve

Lindenberg Hat Museum (Deutsches Hutmuseum)

Lindenberg has tradition. Hat tradition. As early as in the 17th century, straw hats were made in Lindenberg and sold to all the world. So, the history of the town is closely linked with the history of the hat. You can follow the individual stages of hat manufacture in the Lindenberg Hat Museum which exhibits original workplaces to illustrate the various operations in the process of making hats. Also on display are numerous hat models to demonstrate the various fashions of centuries past.

Germany, Lindenberg

Museum of Everyday Life (Museum der Alltagskultur)

The museum concentrates on the power and fascination of everyday-life artifacts in their aesthetic, functional and symbolic forms instead of museologically betting on picturesque exhibition design and media. The intelligent, unobtrusive design works congenially and at the same time on an unusually low budget-level.

Germany, Waldenbuch

Noesis, Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum

The main objective of the Center is the popularization of modern scientific and technological knowledge and its dissemination to the public through exhibitions, movies, educational programs, conferences, seminars and lectures. The brand name of the Center intends to emphasize the connection between its operation and human “noesis”, since the intention of its founders was to make scientific knowledge available to everyone. The Center aims to become a leading attraction in the field of science, culture and technology not only in Greece, but in South-Eastern Europe as well.

Greece, Thessaloniki - Thermi

The Anthropos Pavilion / Moravian Museum

The Anthropos Pavilion / Moravian Museum is a museum dedicated to the oldest history of mankind, the origins of man and the development of culture.

Czech Republic, Brno

Memorial Centre Faust Vrancic

The Centre has the status of a cultural institution that performs its activities publicly. The Centre’s activities include: collection, preservation and presentation of material related to the life and work of Faust Vrančić, the promotion and development of cultural and art amateurism, organising and holding cultural and art workshops, performances, concerts, lectures, exhibitions and similar events, publishing and informational activity based on the work of the Centre.

Croatia, Prvic Luka


Dynamic, interactive multimedia displays guide our visitors through the journey of European integration and the impact this has on our everyday lives. The Centre caters to all 24 official languages of the European Union and admission is free. The facilities have been designed to make them fully accessible to those with special needs.

Belgium, Brussels

Foof Museum

Foof Museum is the first museum about dogs. It’s a really innovative structure born from a restoration work made on the pre-existing doghouse, converting a structure that was earlier limited in its functions to a dog shelter into a lively, multi-functional and multidisciplinary structure.

Italy, Caserta

Eye Film Museum

Huge collection of Dutch & foreign movies & film posters in contemporary, waterside culture center.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam


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

NEMO Science Center

For more than 90 years, since 1923, NEMO and its predecessors in Amsterdam (Museum van den Arbeid, NINT) have inspired millions of visitors to take an interest in science and technology.

The Netherlands, Amsterdam

Fries Verzetsmuseum

The Fries Verzetsmuseum has been informing and educating people about the story of Friesland during the Second World War since 1979. The first exhibition in the same year focused on Frisian resistance, taking the traditional mindset of good and evil as its theme. This mindset was finally shattered in 1983 through various exhibitions, which created a more nuanced perspective. In 1995 the museum moved to the historic building ‘de Kanselarij’.

The Netherlands, Leeuwarden

Het Nieuwe Instituut

The contemporary era is characterised by radical technological, economic, cultural and social shifts. Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to illuminate and map a rapidly changing world while at the same time fostering discussion of topics related to the vast field of design. All the institute’s activities are grounded in the principles of design and innovation – two concepts bound up with changing value systems and conflict.

The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Nationaal Military Museum

The National Military Museum (NMM) exhibits the role and meaning of the Dutch armed forces in past, present and future. The collection spans over 400.000 objects.

The Netherlands, Soest

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

Praia da Costa Nova

“Praia da Costa Nova” is the woodenboat with more history and public service nowadays navigating in Ria de Aveiro, promoting tours through the largest lagoon area of the Iberian Peninsula. A vessel that is a floating museum in the service of tourism and Aveiro life in the Ria de Aveiro.

Portugal, Aveiro

Espace Horloger – Vallée de Joux

The Museum seeks to stand out and assert its personality by offering an original presentation of watchmaking, its history and its skills through avant-garde interactive and instructive media. It is an approach which, together with local watchmaking history, we are sure will make its mark!

Switzerland, Le Sentier

Inegöl City Museum, Furniture Wood Industry Museum

Our City Hall Museum in which our culture and memories come to life and our Furniture Wood Industrial Museum again in which economical history of our city comes to life chronologically are the museums which are unique and exemplary.

Germany, Lindenberg

Konak Municipality Radio & Democracy Museum

Radio and Democracy Museum is located in an old Greek house of 2 floors dated back to 1890s and restored. Its opening ceremony was held upon the participation of renowned Radio Hosts and Politicians from both Turkey and across the world on 5 December 2013. The museum is found in the district of Basmane with a deep-rooted past of its own, reflecting the historical tissue of İzmir.

Turkey, Konak

City Museum of Tire

Renovating the old municipality building, Tire City Museum is opened to the visitors at 15.10.2014. You can watch the last masters of our endangered traditional handicrafts at work or you can observe thousands of objects used in daily life of 19th and 20th centuries.

Turkey, Tire


  • 19 May

    Arrivals and
    Welcome Reception

  • 20 May

    EMA Conference
    Heritage in Motion Awards

  • 21 May

    Lesbos museums’ tour
    EMA Awards Ceremony / Dinner


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.