Es­to­nian state mu­seum re­ceives Eu­ro­pean mu­seum award

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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.

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