Portimão Museum among the 50 most influential museums in Europe

Portimão Museum among the 50 most influential

The Museum of Portimão is considered a Museum of Influence, in the book “Revisiting Museums of Influence”, which has just been published by the English publisher Routledge Area Studies.

The work, edited by Mark O'Neill, Jette Sandahl and Marlen Mouliou, addresses the 50 most relevant museums that, in the last 40 years, between 1979 and 2019, have applied for the European Museum of the Year (EMYA) and Council Museum Awards. Europe, organized by European Museum Forum-EMF and the Council of Europe.

The book demonstrates that excellence can be found in very diverse museums, regardless of their theme, scale or source of funding.

The Museum of Portimão, which was considered in 2010 as the Council of Europe Award, is presented by the Dutch jury, Jouetta van der Ploeg.

José Gameiro, scientific director of the Museum of Portimão, who was a jury member of the EMYA, presents the museums of Liverpool and MUCEM of Marseille, equally distinguished as the Council of Europe Museum, in 2013 and 2015.

Written by renowned professionals in the field of museology who were judges for the European Museum of the Year Award, the texts describe museums that have had, or should have had, an influence on other museums around the world. The portraits of each museum are intended to capture the moment when this potential was identified, and the introduction will locate institutions in the broader history of museums in Europe over the period, as well as highlight common themes of change and innovation that unite them.

Providing very diverse portraits, Revisiting Museums of Influence captures the museum's immense capacity to respond to the changing needs of society.

As a result, the book will be essential reading for museology students and museum professionals around the world in shaping the museums they wish to create. Scholars and students of art history, archaeology, ethnography, anthropology, cultural and visual studies, architecture, memory studies and history will also find much to interest them.

If you want learn more about the book or buy it, click here.

Due to the period of confinement, the Museum of Portimão is now physically closed, but open to virtual visits, either in its Facebook page (where there are even educational hobbies), whether in the your site.

In these two locations, you will have access to online exhibitions, an educational workshop, archeology, restoration, a virtual visit to the Museum, online editions and the Documentation Center's online catalogue.




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