Estonian state museum receives European museum award
At the European Museum of the Year Awards, the Estonian National Museum has been awarded the Kenneth Hudson prize for second place in the competition.
Estonian public broadcaster ERR wrote on Monday, May 15, that the award was presented on Saturday, May 12, in Warsaw as the EMYA jury chair and European Museum Forum board member José Gameiro commented: «The Estonian National Museum has given the concept of a national museum a new meaning through a dialogue-based, multi-voiced and participatory approach to cultural history».
The Kenneth Hudson Award was established in 2010 in honour of the founder of the EMYA and is given to the museum which has challenged the traditional image of museums in society with notably unusual, bold or controversial achievements.
The Estonian National Museum, unveiled in 2016, is situated outside the city of Tartu on a former airfield, where the original Estonian National Museum stood during the period of the inter-war Estonian Republic.