European Museum of the Year Award  22 May 2010

Special commendation for the Jewish Historical Museum

European Museum of the Year Conference 2010At the European Museum of the Year Award Ceremony on Saturday 22nd of May, the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam received special commendation from the European Museum Forum. The Ozeaneum Museum in Stralsund, Germany was announced as the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award for 2010.

Specially commended for museum innovation were the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, The Science Gallery in Dublin and the Jewish Historical Museum. The JHM received a special diploma recognising their excellence in conception, innovative approach to interpretation and attention to the needs of their visitors.

The conference, culminating in the presentation of the EMYA was held in Tampere, Finland, on 19-22 May. In total, 42 new or renewed museums competed for the title of European Museum of the Year.