European Museum of the Year Award and the Council of Europe Museum Prize celebrate 40th anniversary

EMYA 2017, Zagreb, 3 - 6 May 2017

Short Programme Overview

3- 6 May 2017, ZAGREB, CROATIA

Important notice: EMYA is English speaking event


Arrival of participants (Board)
19.00 - Opening of the exhibition Argentum Titanium at the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, Trg Mažuranića 14


Arrival of participants in Zagreb and accommodation in hotels.

For regular participants:
Venue: Ethnographic Museum, Trg Mažuranića 14

Registration opened in the Ethnographic Museum from 12:00 to 17:00
Organized tours through the museum temporary and permanent exhibitions (every hour)

Free afternoon (suggested visits to Modern Gallery and Technical Museum Nikola Tesla (with the badge)

For trustees, judges and hosting museum directors
Venue: Mimara Museum, Rooseveltov trg 5

11.00 Press- conference

For trustees only:
Venue: Ethnographic Museum, Trg Mažuranića 14

13.00 – 17.00 EMF Board of Trustees meeting

All conference participants:
Venue: Dverce Palace, Katarinin trg 6, Zagreb

19.00 – 21.00 Welcome reception by the City of Zagreb at Dverce Palace under the patronage of the Mayor Mr Milan Bandić

Welcome address:
Short introduction: Goranka Horjan on behalf of the hosts
EMF Trustee Ms Lila de Chavez
Mayor of Zagreb Mr Milan Bandić

20.00 – 22.00 Visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships (in smaller groups)


For those staying close to Westin Hotel bus transfer to the conference venue is organised at 8.30.
Bus starts in front of the Westin Hotel, Izidora Kršnjavog 1.

Conference venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Avenija Dubrovnik 17

Registration desk working hours: 9.00 – 17.00
Room for poster exhibition for candidates only (available set up from 9.00)

9.30 Opening of the EMYA 2017 at Gorgona Hall
Moderated by: Zvjezdana Antoš, National Correspondent of EMF for Croatia

Welcome words: Snježana Pintarić, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Introduction to EMYA 2017 – 40 years of Public Quality, EMF Chair, Ms Goranka Horjan
Welcome address by the City of Zagreb Vice-Mayor Ms Vesna Kusin
Welcome address by the Ministry of Culture representative – State Secretary Mr Krešimir Partl

Introduction: Jose Gameiro, Chair of the EMYA Judging Panel

Presentation of award nominees in multiple sessions

10:00―11:00 – Session 1
• Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland
• Leiria Museum, Leiria, Portugal
• York Art Gallery, York, United Kingdom
• European Hansemuseum, Lübeck, Germany

Moderator: Wim de Vos

Coffee break

11:30―13:00 – Session 2

• Virtual Archaeological Museum, Ercolano Neaples , Italy
• Kolomna Old Merchant District Creative and Museum Cluster,
Kolomna, Moscow Region, Russia
• Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland
• Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw, Poland
• The Museum of Alka of Sinj, Croatia
• Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion, Greece

Moderator: Jouetta Van der Ploeg

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 – Session 3

• Ethnographic Park Pyramids of Guimar, Tenerife, Spain
• House of Hilde, Archaeological Centre, Castricum, Netherlands
• National Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria
• Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
• Jeremija – The Serbian Museum of Bread, Pećinci, Serbia
• Estonian Health Care Museum, Tallin, Estonia

Moderator: Jan Gerchow
Coffee break

16.00―17.00 – Session 4

• Pont-Aven Museum of Art, Pont-Aven , France
• “Marubi” National Museum of Photography, Shkoder, Albania
• Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana - Plečnik House, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• News Museum, Sintra, Portugal
• GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Moderator: Marlen Mouliou

End at 17.00
17.00 - 18.30 Internal meeting of the EMF (JUDGES AND NCs at the lecture room in the Museum of Contemporary Art)

17:00 - 18:30 Guided tour of the Museum for other participants

18.30. Buses leave for Museum of Arts and Crafts

Venue: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Trg maršala Tita 10,
19.00 EVENT RECEPTION (sponsor of the EMF GRANT Programme)

Welcome speech of the Director Mr. Miroslav Gašparović
Ms Eithne Owens, EVENT

Visit to the museum exhibitions
Cocktail at the Museum restaurant and individual visits of the museum exhibitions


For those staying close to Westin Hotel bus transfer to the conference venue is organised at 8.30
Bus starts in front of the Westin Hotel, Izidora Kršnjavog 1

Conference venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Avenija Dubrovnik 17
Registration desk working hours: 9.00 – 17.00

9.30. Introduction
Peter Keller, Director General of ICOM: Official address of ICOM as a long-standing partner of EMYA

9:30―11:00 – Session 5

• Rindal Ski Museum, Rindal, Norway
• MEG - Ethnographic Museum of Geneva, Switzerland
• Begas House – Heinsberg Museum of Art and Regional History, Heinsberg, Germany
• Kongernes Jelling – Home of the Viking Kings, Jelling, Denmark
• Sarka - The Finnish Museum of Agriculture, Loim, Finland
• German Football Museum, Dortmund, Germany

Moderator: Christophe Dufour

Coffee break

11:30―13:00 – Session 6

• Museum of the Franciscan Monastery, Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovinia
• Museum Śląskie in Katowice, Poland
• Visitor Centre Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach, Switzerland
• The Old Town, National Open-Air Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
• Museum of the First President of Russia Boris Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia
• Königstein Fortress, Königstein, Germany

Moderator: Kimmo Antilla

Lunch break

14:00―15:30 – Session 7

• The Roman Mine of Meurin , Kretz, Germany
• Sempach Town Hall: A Museum for and about People, Sempach, Switzerland
• Money Museum, Lisboa, Portugal
• Päivälehti Museum, Helsinki, Finland
• Musée National Picasso – Paris, Paris, France
• Train World, Schaarbeek, Belgium

Moderator: Maria Posch

Coffee break

16:00―17:00 – Session 8

• Mémorial ACTe, Caribbean Center of Expressions and Memory
of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe, France (Winner of the Council of Europe Museum Prize 2017)
• Ragnarock – Museum of Pop, Rock and Youth Culture, Roskilde, Denmark
• The Museum of Toruń Gingerbread, Toruń, Poland
• Zug Castle Museum, Zug, Switzerland
• Swedish National Museum of Science & Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
• Museum Square Limburg , Kerkrade, Netherlands

Moderator: Benedetta Tiana

End at 17.00
Buses leave for Westin Hotel

17.15 Internal meeting of judges and trustees (venue to be confirmed)

Vwnuw: Archeological Musum, Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 19
19:00 Reception at the Archeological Museum
Welcome address by the director Mr Sanjin Mihelić
Cocktail in the Archeological Museum


For those staying close to Westin Hotel bus transfer to the conference venue is organised at 8.30
Bus starts in front of the Westin Hotel, Izidora Kršnjavog 1

Conference venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Avenija Dubrovnik 17
Registration desk working hours: 9.00 – 12.00

9.00 – 12.00 EMF Open Forum – 40 YEARS OF EMYA
Theme: Museums as hubs for the society of well-being

Moderation: Jette Sandhal, EMF Trustee and Judge
Introduction papers by:
M. Mayou, Director of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva
Višnja Kisić, PhD, Researcher at the Centre for Museology and Heritology Belgrade
Mark O'Neill, former Director of Glasgow Life

Panel discussion – Towards the European Year of Cultural Heritage
Moderated by Mr Hans Martin Hinz, Honorary Member of ICOM
Piet Jaspaert, Vice-President of Europa Nostra
David Vuillaume, President of the Network of European Museum Organizations – NEMO
Nataša Raus, Councellor for Museums, City Office for Education, Culture and Sports
Rašeljka Bilić, Councellor, Ministry of Culture
Adele Gambaro, Rapporteur for the CoE Museum Prize, Council of Europe

Coffee break

Moderation: Jouetta van der Plough and Wim de Vos
Certificates for nominated museums
Joint photograph

Presentation of EMYA Host 2018 (Warsaw, Poland) – Ms Paulina Flowianowitz, Director of the Heritage Department, Ministry of Heritage and Culture and representative of the POLIN Museum

12.00 Departure for the Upper Town by bus

Group 1 Visit of the exhibition in Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Jezuitski trg 4
Group 2 Visit of the Zagreb City Museum, Opatička ul. 20


EMF new board meeting at the Westin Hotel 15.00 – 17.00 (small room on the ground floor)

Venue: Mimara Museum, Rooseveltov trg 5

Important: Entrance with badge and invitation only
Dress-code: Semi-formal

Welcome drinks 19:00 -19.30

19.30. Introduction by the Master of Ceremony – Ms Jelena Pajić
Welcome by the Mimara Museum director Ms Lada Ratković Bukovčan
Welcome speech of the Mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandić
Welcome speech of Minister of Culture, Nina Obuljen Koržinek

Musical performance LADO

Goranka Horjan, EMF Chair and Jose Gameiro, EMF Chair of Judging panel: Introduction to the awards
Jacques Martial, President of the Memorial ACTe: Presentation of Council of Europe Award Winner 2017
Adele Gambaro: Address of the representative of the Council of Europe, , Rapporteur for the Council of Europe Museum Prize

Musical performance LADO

Special Commendations Certificates
Sustainability Commendation

Musical performance LADO

Kenneth Hudson Award

Silletto Award with the introduction of Carol Jackson (Silletto Trust)


21.00 Gala Dinner (Westin Hotel)