NEWS
London's Design Museum crowned European Museum of the Year
POSTED 15 May 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
London's Design Museum has been named the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award.

Moving to its new £85m (US$115m, €96.4m) home in Kensington's former Commonwealth Institute Building in 2016, the museum was reimagined by architecture firm OMA, along with Allies and Morrison and interior designer John Pawson.

Since moving, the museum has become an "inspiring, socially-aware museum", according to the awarding judges, who also acknowledged the museum’s "significant social impact on the community".

"Without losing its identity, this museum was able to renew and strengthen its public values, reopening with a wide range of new exhibitions along with an intense programme of activities, providing an impressive and memorable experience for its visitors of all ages, achieving accessibility of the highest quality," said the judges.

"It sets its collections in the context of global technological and cultural knowledge, providing a high level of interactivity, establishing an important democratic and multi-layered intercultural dialogue."

The awards ceremony took place at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which was named European Museum of the Year in 2016. The Kenneth Hudson Award, which recognises "unusual and daring achievement", was awarded to the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. The Silletto Prize for excellence in working with the local community and volunteers went to Croatia's Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - London's Design Museum crowned European Museum of the Year...
22 May 2018 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

15 May 2018

London's Design Museum crowned European Museum of the Year
BY Tom Anstey

The museum was reimagined by architecture firm OMA, along with Allies and Morrison and interior designer John Pawson

The museum was reimagined by architecture firm OMA, along with Allies and Morrison and interior designer John Pawson

London's Design Museum has been named the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award.

Moving to its new £85m (US$115m, €96.4m) home in Kensington's former Commonwealth Institute Building in 2016, the museum was reimagined by architecture firm OMA, along with Allies and Morrison and interior designer John Pawson.

Since moving, the museum has become an "inspiring, socially-aware museum", according to the awarding judges, who also acknowledged the museum’s "significant social impact on the community".

"Without losing its identity, this museum was able to renew and strengthen its public values, reopening with a wide range of new exhibitions along with an intense programme of activities, providing an impressive and memorable experience for its visitors of all ages, achieving accessibility of the highest quality," said the judges.

"It sets its collections in the context of global technological and cultural knowledge, providing a high level of interactivity, establishing an important democratic and multi-layered intercultural dialogue."

The awards ceremony took place at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which was named European Museum of the Year in 2016. The Kenneth Hudson Award, which recognises "unusual and daring achievement", was awarded to the Estonian National Museum in Tartu. The Silletto Prize for excellence in working with the local community and volunteers went to Croatia's Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
London School of Beauty partners with Made for Life Foundation to launch training course for cancer treatments
London School of Beauty partners with Made for Life Foundation to launch training course for cancer treatments   21 May 2018

The London School of Beauty and Make-up has partnered with organic skincare brand Made for Life Organics and its charity, the Made for Life .... more>>
Europe's tallest observation wheel planned for Newcastle
Europe's tallest observation wheel planned for Newcastle   21 May 2018

Forget the London Eye, Newcastle’s ‘Whey Aye’ is set to outdo its southern sibling by becoming Europe’s tallest observation wheel. The 140-metre-tall .... more>>
Moriyuki Ochiai seeks to surprise and delight with 'Constellation of Stargazing Tea Rooms'
Moriyuki Ochiai seeks to surprise and delight with 'Constellation of Stargazing Tea Rooms'   21 May 2018

Japanese studio Moriyuki Ochiai Architects have designed a cluster of vibrant, polygonal tea houses that double as a new “sanctuary for stargazing” .... more>>
Poor ticket sales force closure of Portland Science Center
Poor ticket sales force closure of Portland Science Center   18 May 2018

The city of Portland in Maine, US, has lost its science centre after just three years of operation, owing to poor ticket sales. The Portland .... more>>
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami   18 May 2018

Construction is nearing completion on the only new stadium being built for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The 16,000-capacity Kamaishi Recovery .... more>>
Fairmont Maldives opens with 2,000sq m wellness area
Fairmont Maldives opens with 2,000sq m wellness area   18 May 2018

The all-villa Fairmont Maldives Dirru Fen Fushi has opened on the Shaviyani Atoll in the North Maldives, complete with a Willow Stream Spa nestled in .... more>>
Company profile


Gantner Ticketing

Syx Automations was established in 1990.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Getting a fitness business up and running is no sweat with Portman

Getting a fitness business up and running is no sweat with Portman

When setting up a new gym or expanding an existing business, the purchasing of fitness equipment is a significant outlay that often requires a six-figure sum. More>>




in this issue

• Spending on fitness and sport on the up
• Xponential Fitness to enter UK market
• IHG moves in on UK luxury market



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Location: Canterbury
Company: énergie group
Membership consultants
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Fareham
Company: Everyone Active
Membership consultants
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Staines-upon-Thames
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia



Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1
Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Tony Butler
Derby Museums Trust executive director delivers social justice in museums More>>
  Interview: Craig Lister
Green Gym’s managing director is harnessing the power of gardening More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2015 issue 1

Leisure Management
2015 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  On the cover: Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls - Changing the way people think about exercise More>>
  Mystery shopper: Sweet dreams
Does Margate’s newly restored Dreamland theme park deliver on its promise of retro family fun? We find out More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd