Portimão selected to host Eu Museum of The 12 months Award in 2024


The municipality of Portimão signed a partnership settlement this week with the Eu Museum Discussion board (EMF) at a rite within the Portimão Museum. Jette Sandahl, President of the Board of EMF and Isilda Varges Gomes President of the Municipality of Portimão, formalised the candidacy of Portimão, and its Museum, because the host town for the EMYA – “Eu Museum of the 12 months Award” in 2024.

Following the cancellation of this tournament in 2021 because of the pandemic, all the utility procedure needed to be reformulated. Portimão will now, due to this fact, host the Convention and the Eu Museum of the 12 months Awards Rite in 2024.

The Eu Museum of the 12 months Award (EMYA) is the principle and oldest award attributed by means of the Eu Museum Discussion board. Additionally it is probably the most prestigious in Europe. Created to recognise excellence within the Eu museum sector and advertise cutting edge processes and high quality, the prize has been awarded since 1977, when the Eu Museum Discussion board was once based and may be supported by means of the Eu Council.

The partnership established foresees that, in Might 2024, the “Eu Museum Innovation Convention” and the “Eu Museum of the 12 months Awards Rite” will probably be two vital moments of the EMYA 2024 in Portimão.

All Eu museums from the 46 nations belonging to the Eu Council, which can be inaugurated or had been considerably renovated since 2020, can follow and enrol subsequent 12 months as possible applicants within the seven award classes, together with the “Eu Museum Prize of the 12 months” and the “Council of Europe Museum Prize”.

Since receiving the celebrated “Museum Council of Europe” Prize in 2010, the Portimão Museum has established an in depth Eu reference to the EMF.

This connection has been maintained by means of the Clinical Director of the Museum, José Gameiro, since 2011, who’s an lively member of the EMYA Jury, which he additionally chaired between 2015 and 2018.

Extra not too long ago, in 2018, every other partnership settlement between the Municipality of Portimão and the Eu Museum Discussion board enabled the status quo of the EMF secretariat headquarters and its ancient archive within the Museum of Portimão and Documentation Centre. Since 2019, the Portimão Museum additionally hosts the yearly EMYA Jury assembly, all through which the award-winning museums are selected. This 12 months, this job will happen between November 17 and 19.

All the historical past of this Eu Prize and the documentation of loads of nominated applicants and awarded museums, all through its 45 years of lifestyles (1977-2022), from Liverpool, Berlin and Milan, are actually saved in Portimão the place they’re to be organised and ready for later public get entry to.

A brand new award, the “Museu Portimão” Prize, was once additionally created via this partnership, a brand new class in which probably the most welcoming and inclusive Eu Museum will probably be prominent every year.

Individuals of the EMYA Jury have been provide on the rite in Portimão this week as they begin their annual assembly to come to a decision which museums to announce in Might of subsequent 12 months on the EMYA 2023 in Barcelona.

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