Two Greek museums nominated for European Museum of the Year Awards
Two Greek museums, The Archaeological Museum of Thebes and the Diachronic Museum of Larissa are nominated for the prestigious awards, European Museum of the Year Awards.
The museum in Thebes houses artefacts representing millennia of continuous human activity in Boeotia. The Diachronic Museum of Larissa displays the outstanding archaeological and byzantine finds from the Larissa area, from the Middle Palaeolithic to the late Byzantine times, including exceptional discoveries from the Neolithic period.
According to EMYA the award is “given to a museum which contributes most directly to attracting audiences and satisfying visitors with a unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, a creative approach to education and social responsibility.”
Past winners all developed something special and changed the standards of quality in all museums within Europe such as the 2017 winner, The Museum of Ethnography in Geneva, Switzerland, which received the EMYA trophy, The Egg, by Henry Monroe.
Winners will be announced at the award ceremony during the annual assembly of the European Museum Forum in Warsaw, Poland, 9-12 May.