Luigi Micheletti Award

19/09/2021 @ 00:00

On Saturday 18 September the winners of three Awards by the European Museum Academy (EMA) were announced during an online ceremony hosted by EMA Chairman Karl Borromäus Murr in the Drents Museum (Assen, the Netherla...

Astra open-air museum
23/09/2019 @ 00:00

At a colourful ceremony held in Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenia, the results of the 2019 Micheletti Award was announced.

THE LUIGI MICHELETTI AWARD was presented to ASTRA NATIONAL MUSEUM COMPLEX, SIBIU, ROMANIA. When the museum was established in 1963 its focus was on the technical side of Romanian rural patrimony, with its unique collection of mills for grinding, oil and fruit presses, sawmills and some peasant industries. Since the 1990s the message has changed. It is now the largest ethnographical open-air museum in Europe, with 400 buildings on an area of c.100 hectares. A living museum, it retains its traditional culture but puts more emphasis on immaterial patrimony. It hosts traditional fairs, workshops, folk festivals and performances as well as conf...

Delivery XXIII Luigi Micheletti Award
22/09/2018 @ 00:00

At a colourful ceremony held at Den Gamle By (The Old Town), Aarhus, Denmark the results of the XXIII Luigi Micheletti Award was announced.

LUIGI MICHELETTI AWARD 2018 was presented to CHAPLIN’S WORLD BY GRÉVIN, Coursier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. The name of Charlie Chaplin is known throughout the world, and his life can be divided into three sections. He was born into poverty in the East End of London in 1889 and abandoned with his half-brother, later earning a living as a vaudeville artist. After emigrating to the U.S. at the age of 21 he became a worldwide icon, considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. In the McCarthy years of the 1950s he was forced out of the U.S. and spent the rest of his life in the ...

Prize Delivering
01/10/2017 @ 00:00

LUIGI MICHELETTI AWARD 2017 goes to the GPO WITNESS HISTORY VISITOR CENTRE, Dublin, Ireland. The General Post was seized by Irish rebels as the seat of the Provisional Irish Government. On Easter Monday 1916 the rebel leader Patrick Pearse read the Proclamation of Independence from its steps. 

The GPO was the centre of the battle between the Irish and the British in that year, and was destroyed by shelling by the British.
This led to a bitter war of independence and a partitioned Ireland. On the centenary of the uprising and as part of the commemorations a Visitor Centre was constructed which is both a cultural venue and a history museum, with personal stories, eyewitness accounts and historical artefacts. ...

18/02/2017 @ 13:00

Launched in 1995 by the Micheletti Foundation and the European Museum Forum under the patronage of the Council of Europe, the Luigi Micheletti Award has put at the centre of the stage a series of innovative experiences of influence in the European museum field.

The story of the award is an Italian story because it is connected to the life of the Micheletti Foundation, founded in 1981 by Luigi Micheletti, a partisan during the Second ...

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