At the European Museum of the Year Award 2011 ceremony held in Bremerhaven (Germany) on May 21, we were delighted to be presented the Kenneth Hudson Award, given in honor of the founder of EMYA, which goes to the museum, person project or group of people who have demonstrated the most unusual, daring and, perhaps, controversial achievement that challenges common perceptions of the role of the museums in society and carries forward the spirit of Kenneth Hudson.
"The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, is a worthy winner of the Kenneth Hudson Award who rated the importance of public quality and innovation as fundamental elements of a successful museum. Museum of Broken Relationships encourages discussion and reflection not only on the fragility of human relationships but also on the political, social and cultural circumstances surrounding the stories being told. The museum respects the audience capacity for understanding wider historical, social issues inherent to different cultures and identities and provides a catharsis for donors on a more personal level"
The European Museum of the Year 2011 Award went to Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren, Belgium. Congratulations!