MO Museum has been awarded as the most welcoming and friendly museum in Europe in 2020! This award was presented during a virtual awards ceremony last night.
European Museum of the Year Award – EMYA – was established in 1977 by the Council of Europe. EMYA has proved to be the longest running and most prestigious museum award in Europe and provides an important platform for benchmarking, networking, exchange of reflections, experience and skills across the wider continent of Europe. In addition to the main award, the winners of separate categories are announced. MO Museum has been awarded for the Portimão Museum Prize as the most welcoming and friendly museum in Europe.
For 2020 the Portimão Museum Prize goes to a museum which is exceptional in its commitment to cultural and intellectual access. It creates inspiring experiences for the widest possible range of visitors, enabling them to explore the relationship between contemporary art and contemporary life.
Since the opening of the museum, we have been working tirelessly to make our visitors feel welcome at MO.
“This award is very special for us. Since the opening of the museum, we have been working tirelessly to make our visitors feel welcome at MO. We create MO as an open space for discussions and meetings where you can learn, experience and be inspired”, says Milda Ivanauskienė, MO Museum director.
According to the organizers of EMYA, what makes MO Museum so worthy of the Portimão Museum Prize for Europe’s Most Welcoming Museum is its success in reaching visitors with little if any experience or previous interest in contemporary art. This is a welcoming place, with low barriers of entry both physical and cultural – truly a place for everyone.
More about the Portimão Museum Prize and MO Museum’s presentation you can find here:
MO Museum's video presentation at EMYA
Also, we would like to invite you to see our virtual presentation at EMYA. Enjoy!