EPIC Museum of Emigration Nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award
Congratulations to EPIC on its EMYA nomination!
EPIC Museum of Emigration – the youngest museum in Ireland - has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award.
Commissioned by Neville Isdell and Custom House Quarter Ltd, Event was appointed as exhibition designer to realise EPIC, Dublin’s comprehensive account of the Irish Diaspora, it is a dramatic interactive experience showcasing 10 million journeys exploring the roots of 70 million people. EPIC is the first digital-only museum in the world. Its growing collection will be stored in the cloud rather than on shelves or behind glass.
EPICis one of 40 museums from over 22 countries to be nominated for the EMYA -
Europe’s longest running award for museums, founded in 1977. It is given to a museum that attracts audiences and satisfies its visitors with a unique atmosphere, imaginative interpretation and presentation, with a creative approach to education and social responsibility.Another Event project, the Chester Beatty Library – is the only Irish winner (so far) in 2002. Other Event projects that have taken home the award include Glasgow’s Riverside Museum of Transport in 2013 and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in 2016.
The announcement of the winners and the formal EMYA Award Ceremony will take place during the Annual Assembly of the European Museum Forum, from 9 to 12 May 2018 in Warsaw’s POLIN.