From 14 to 17 May, the European Museum Forum Annual Assembly and European Museum of the Year Award Ceremony 2014 (EMYA 2014) will take place at the Kumu Art Museum of the Art Museum of Estonia.
On the evening of 17 May, as the culmination of the event, the Museum of the Year, an honour awarded to the Kumu Art Museum in 2008, will be announced at the Award Ceremony 2014 at the Kadriorg Art Museum. The Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum is among the thirty outstanding museums that are nominees this year.
The title of European Museum of the Year has been awarded since 1977 by the European Museum Forum, which is supported by the Council of Europe. Museums that have opened during the last three years, or ones that have significantly updated or expanded their programmes can be nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award. The gala Award Ceremony will occur on the eve of International Museum Day, which is on 18 May. Because this year's gala European Museum of the Year Award Ceremony will held at the Kadriorg Art Museum, the museum will be closed to visitors on Museum Night.
Official website of the European Museum of the Year 2014: emya2014.eu/
Descriptions of the nominees are available here, or watch the video here.