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Glasnevin Museum Wins in European Museum of the Year Awards 2012

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Glasnevin Museum Wins in European Museum of the Year Awards 2012

Designed by A&D Wejchert Architects, with exhibition galleries by Martello Media, the Glasnevin Museum has won the Kenneth Hudson Award in the European Museum of the Year Awards 2012. The Kenneth Hudson Award is bestowed for the most unusual, daring and, sometimes, controversial achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of museums in society.  The judges said: “The museum transforms public perception of cemeteries, and has turned an unexpected place into a vibrant historically informative experience about life and lives. This museum is out of the ordinary and its creators have put the public firmly at the heart of their endeavour.” The purpose-built, glass-walled museum overlooking Glasnevin Cemetery was opened in 2010 by the not-for-profit Glasnevin Trust to enrich visitors' experience of the cemetery and their knowledge and understanding of Irish history through the lives of the leading public figures buried there.

The Kenneth Hudson Award follows on from a string of previous awards including: 2011 Digital Media Awards, Museum & Heritage Award Best International Museum, Institute of Designers in Ireland, Highly Commended Best Exhibition Award, Best Historical & Educational Attraction, Architectural Design & Public Sector Journal, 2010 Opus Awards - Commended, Winner 17th Thea Awards

The European Museum of the Year Award(EMYA) is organised by the European Museum Forum (EMF). It celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and the Award Ceremony was hosted by the City of Penafiel, Portugal on 19 May.  The overall European Museum of the Year Award 2012 went  to the Madinat al-Zahra Museum, Cordoba, Spain. The Museum encompasses the important archaeological site of the 10th century capital for Muslim al-Andalus and a new museum building that serves as a research centre, visible storage, conservation and restoration facility, and as a space for exhibition and interpretation of a unique collection.

 

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