ICOM ICME's 51st Annual Conference host Estonian
National Museum was awarded the Kenneth Hudson Award at EMYA 2018 in recognition
for having demonstrated the most unusual, daring and, perhaps, controversial
achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of museum in the
society and carries forward the spirit of Kenneth Hudson.
The jury noted: This museum provides a thoughtful exploration of what
belonging to a place means, so that it collects, preserves and interprets
memories of the past in ways which make the museum an inclusive, creative
learning environment for all. This museum considers
and deals with complex and controversial histories and views its main
responsibility as collecting and preserving memory to create a new vision of
cultural dialogue which links past with future.
By taking a dialogic multi-vocal, participatory approach to the history of everyday life, the museum reinvents the traditional concept of a national museum.
More information: https://europeanforum.museum/winners/emya-2018-winners/