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All awards 1977-2003/Les prix 1977-2003

1977
European Museum of the Year Award
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Ironbridge, United Kingdom

Specially commended
FN Museum of Industrial Archaeology, Herstal, Belgium
Technical Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Terra Amata Museum, Nice, France
Municipal Museum, Schwäbisch Gmund, Germany
Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Preus Foto Museum, Horten, Norway
International Museum of Clocks and Watches, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Council of Europe Award
Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

1978
European Museum of the Year Award
Schloss Rheydt Municipal Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Specially commended
Louisiana: Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Centre of Oceanography, Paris, France
Bank of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
National Museum of Costume, Lisbon, Portugal
National Travelling Exhibitions, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of London, London, United Kingdom
Erddig Park, Wrexham, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Bryggens Museum, Bergen, Norway

Specially commended
Ecomuseum, Le Creusot, France

1979
European Museum of the Year Award
Museum of the Camargue, Arles, France

Specially commended
Michel Thiery Natural History Museum, Gent, Belgium
National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Museum of the Tropics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tromsř Museum, Tromsř, Norway
Royal Armoury, Stockholm, Sweden
Pierre Gianadda Foundation, Martigny, Switzerland
Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, St Peter Port, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Municipal Museum, Rüsselsheim, Germany

Bank of Ireland Special Exhibitions Award
Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece - Treasures of Macedonia

Specially commended
Crédit Communal de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium - Brussels: Building and Rebuilding
Museum of Cultural History, Randers, Denmark - This is all about us; When the asphalt starts rolling; The vagabonds

Award for Creative Museum Management
Dr Alfred Waldis
Swiss Transport Museum, Lucerne, Switzerland

1980
European Museum of the Year Award
Catharine Convent State Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands

Specially commended
Sara Hildén Museum, Tampere, Finland
Museum of Art and History, Metz, France
PTT Museum, Riquewihr, France
State Museum of History and Art, Luxembourg
Norwegian Forestry Museum, Elverum, Norway
Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, Cuenca, Spain
Castle Museum, Hallwil, Switzerland
British Museum (Natural History), London, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Monaghan County Museum, Monaghan, Ireland

Specially commended
PTT Museum, Riquewihr, France

Bank of Ireland Special Exhibitions Award

Museum of Ethnography and History, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal - Signs and symbols used by local fishermen

Specially commended
Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark - Boats of Greenland
Children’s Workshop, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France - The sense of touch; Colour
Gallery of Modern Art, Milan, Italy - Illustrations of working-class life: Attilio Pusterla and the poor man’s eating place

1981
European Museum of the Year Award
Folk Art Museum, Nafplion, Greece

Specially commended
National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum of Prehistory of the Ile-de-France, Nemours, France
Museum of Gardeners and Vinegrowers, Bamberg, Germany
Historical Museum, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Museum of the Valley, Zogno, Italy
Ethnological Museum, Muro, Mallorca, Spain
Historical Museum, Olten, Switzerland
Natural History Museum, Solothurn, Switzerland
Hunday’, National Farm and Tractor Museum, Stocksfield, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Music Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Bank of Ireland Special Exhibitions Award
Northern Animal Park, Emmen, Netherlands - Flowers and colours; Locomotion

Specially commended
People’s Palace Museum, Glasgow, United Kingdom - Glasgow stained glass
Museum of Mankind, London, United Kingdom - Asante, kingdom of gold
Royal Armoury, Stockholm, Sweden - Royal leisure

1982
European Museum of the Year Award
Museum of Art and History, Saint-Denis, France

Specially commended
National Museum of Marble, Rance, Belgium
Archaeological Museum, Kelheim, Germany
Goulandris Natural History Museum, Kifissia, Greece
Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna, Italy
Ringve Museum, Trondheim, Norway
Museum of Crafts and Maritime Culture, Lidköping, Sweden
Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland

Council of Europe Award
Ĺland Museum, Mariehamn, Finland

Specially commended
National Museum of Marble, Rance, Belgium

Bank of Ireland Special Exhibitions Award
Awarded jointly to
The Yorkshire Museum, York, United Kingdom - The Vikings in England
The Guinness Museum, Dublin, Ireland - Wine of the country: a James’s Gape at Guinness and Dublin

Specially commended
Museum for the Blind, Brussels, Belgium - The Cathedral

1983
European Museum of the Year Award
Regional Museum, Sargans, Switzerland

Specially commended
Museum of Old Technology, Grimbergen, Belgium
Museum of Contemporary Art, Dunkirk, France
German Museum of Locks & Fastenings, Velbert, Germany
Roscrea Heritage Centre, Roscrea, Ireland
Museum of the Mediterranean, Stockholm, Sweden
Scottish Agricultural Museum, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Belfast, United Kingdom
Museum of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Joanneum: The Provincial Museum of Styria, Graz, Austria

Personal Citations
Knud Jensen
Louisiana: Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark –
For his success in arousing the interest of the general public in modern art and in creating an exceptionally sympathetic atmosphere for the purpose

Angelos and Niki Goulandris
The Goulandris Natural History Museum, Kifissia, Greece –
For their outstanding work in creating a centre of public education, scholarship and training of great national and international importance

1984
European Museum of the Year Award
Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Specially commended
Paul Delvaux Museum, Saint-Idesbald, Belgium David d’Angers Museum, Angers, France
Museum of Navigation, Regensburg, Germany
Museum of Early Industrialisation, Wuppertal, Germany
Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Ireland
Archaeological Museum, Chieti, Italy
Museum of Farming & Crafts of Calabria, Monterosso Calabro, Italy
Evaristo Valle Museum, Gijón, Spain
Museum of the Province of Bohuslän, Uddevalla, Sweden
Museum of the Horse, La Sarraz, Switzerland
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul, Turkey
The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award

Awarded jointly to
Living Museum of the Canal du Centre, Thieu, Belgium
The Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

1987
European Museum of the Year Award
Beamish: North of England Open Air Museum, Stanley, United Kingdom

Specially commended
Museum of Biometeorology, Zwettl, Austria
Waterloo Museum, Waterloo, Belgium
Museum of Prehistory, Carnac, France
Ruhr Museum, Essen, Germany
New State Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art, Athens, Greece
Sarakatsani Folklore Museum, Serres, Greece
Municipal Museum, Rende Centro, Italy
Akershus Museum, Strřmmen, Norway
National Theatre Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Forestry Museum, Lycksele, Sweden
Nature Museum, Lucerne, Switzerland
Alimentarium, Vevey, Switzerland
The Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Neukölln Museum, Berlin, Germany

1988
European Museum of the Year Award
Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

Specially commended
Provincial Museum of Modern Art, Ostend, Belgium
Note: For administrative reasons, the judging of Note: Pour des motifs administratifs, le jugement
candidates for the 1985 and 1986 Awards took des candidats aux Prix de 1985 et 1986 a eu lieu
place in 1986 and the presentations were made in en 1986 et les remises de récompenses en 1987.
1987. It was therefore decided to refer to these as Pour cette raison, il a été décidée de les inclure
the 1987 Awards. dans la rubrique ‘Prix 1987’. Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
Museum of Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
Normandy Museum, Caen, France
‘Tactual Museum’ of the Lighthouse for the Blind in Greece, Kallithea, Greece
Sa Dom’e Farra Museum, Quartu S. Elena, Italy
Museon, The Hague, Netherlands
Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Maison Tavel, Geneva, Switzerland
Antalya Museum, Antalya, Turkey
Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Awarded jointly to
The Bavarian National Museum, Munich, Germany
Museum of the Convent of Descalzas Reales, Madrid, Spain

1989
European Museum of the Year Award
Sundsvall Museum, Sundsvall, Sweden

Specially commended
Ecomuseum of Alsace, Ungersheim, France
Museum of Coaches, Carriages, Carts and Wagons, Heidenheim a.d. Brenz, Germany
Municipal Museum, Iserlohn, Germany
International Lace Museum, Nordhalben, Germany
Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy
National Museum of Roman Art, Mérida, Spain
The Futures’ Museum, Borlänge, Sweden
Bergslagen Ecomuseum, Falun, Sweden
Swiss Museum of Games, La-Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Brewing and Brewery Museum, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

Council of Europe Award
Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1990
European Museum of the Year Award
Ecomuseum of the Fourmies-Trélon Region, Fourmies, France

Specially commended
Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre, Vantaa, Finland
German Cookery Book Museum, Dortmund, Germany
Municipal Museum, Gütersloh, Germany
Rřros Museum, Rřros, Norway
Marionette Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, United Kingdom
National Waterways Museum, Gloucester, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Manuel da Maia Museum of Water, Lisbon, Portugal

Personal Citation
Graziano Campanini
Municipal Art Gallery, Pieve di Cento, Italy
In public recognition of his outstanding achievement in stimulating public awareness of the need for conservation of the local heritage

1991
European Museum of the Year Award
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, Cyprus

Specially commended
Moorland and Peat Museum, Heidenreichstein, Austria
Dairy Museum, Saukkola, Finland
Museum of Automata, Souillac, France
The Old Synagogue, Essen, Germany
Coastal Museum, Gratangsbotn, Norway
Agricultural Museum of Entre Douro e Mińo, Vila do Conde, Portugal
House of Wheat and Bread, Echallens, Switzerland
Natural History Museum, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
German Salt Museum, Lüneburg, Germany

1992
European Museum of the Year Award
State Museum of Technology and Work, Mannheim, Germany

Specially commended
National Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic Océanopolis, Brest, France
Museum of Cretan Ethnology, Vori, Greece
Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Inveraray Jail, Inveraray, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Argenta Marsh Museum, Argenta, Italy

1993
European Museum of the Year Award
Alta Museum, Alta, Norway

Specially commended
State Archaeological Museum, Konstanz, Germany
King Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Museum of the Olive, Imperia Oneglia, Italy
Municipal Museum, Loures, Portugal
Basel Paper Mill, Basel, Switzerland
Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Awarded jointly to

Kobarid Museum, Kobarid, Slovenia
Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Personal Citation
Dr Corneliu Bucur
Museum of Folk Civilisation in Romania, Sibiu, Romania –
For maintaining and developing his museum in the face of all possible political discouragement

1994
European Museum of the Year Award
National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Specially commended
Historical Record of the Great War, Péronne, France
Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
Museonder, Hoenderloo, Netherlands
Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, Romania
The Tower Museum, Derry, United Kingdom
Museum of Farnham, Farnham, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Provincial Museum of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

1995
European Museum of the Year Award
The Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

Specially commended
Museum of Traditional Local Culture, Spittal/Drau, Austria
Lapidarium of the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
City Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Westfalian Industrial Museum, Waltrop, Germany
Morandi Museum, Bologna, Italy
County Museum of Västernorrland, Härnösand, Sweden
Lindwurm Museum, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Bodrum, Turkey
City Art Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, Germany

Personal Citation
Gabriele Mazzotta
Antonio Mazzotta Foundation, Milan, Italy
For his work in developing an exhibition centre of exceptional quality, which is likely to have a profound and far-reaching effect on the museum situation in Italy; for his successful efforts to further international co-operation in the museum field; and for the consistently high standard of his publication programme

1996
European Museum of the Year Award
Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania

Specially commended
Museum of the Práchenské Region, Písek, Czech Republic
Lusto - Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju, Finland
Countryside Museum, Usson-en-Forez, France
German Safety at Work Exhibition, Dortmund, Germany
Turaida Museum, Turaida, Latvia
Groningen Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Chiado Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Gijón Heritage Project, Gijón, Spain
Glassworks Museum, Hergiswil, Switzerland
Museum of Liverpool Life, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Micheletti Award
German Safety at Work Exhibition, Dortmund, Germany

Personal Citation
Mr Rahmi M. Koç
Rahmi M. Koç Industrial Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
In recognition of his enterprise and pioneering spirit in
establishing an industrial and technical museum which will be an
inspiration and encouragement to countries which have hitherto
lacked such institutions.

1997
European Museum of the Year Award
Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey

Specially commended
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland
Historical Museum, Bielefeld, Germany
Lower Bavarian Museum of Prehistory, Landau, Germany
Historical and Ethnological Museum of Greek-Cappadocian Civilisations, Nea Karvali, Greece
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Old Royal Observatory, London, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Children’s Museum, Tropical Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Micheletti Award
Municipal Museum, Idrija, Slovenia

1998
European Museum of the Year Award
The Conservation Centre, NMGM
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Specially commended
Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany
Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Paderborn, Germany
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Museum of the History of the City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Michel Giacometti Museum of Work, Setúbal, Portugal
Vladimir & Suzdal Museum of History, Art and Architecture, Vladimir, Russia
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
The Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Micheletti Award
Ecomuseum Bergslagen, Smedjebacken, Sweden

1999 
European Museum of the Year Award 
French Museum of Playing Cards, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Specially commended
Otto Lilienthal Museum, Anklam, Germany 
Amedeo Lia Municipal Museum, La Spezia, Italy 
Museum De Stadshof, Zwolle, Netherlands 
Murska Sobota Regional Museum, Murska Sobota, Slovenia 
Vitlycke Museum, Tanumshede, Sweden 
Museum of Prehistory, Zug, Switzerland 
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland 
Maritime Museum of Jersey, Channel Islands

Council of Europe Award 
Palace of Fine Arts, Lille, France

Micheletti Award 
Verdant Works, Dundee, Scotland

2000 
European Museum of the Year Award 
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain 

Specially commended 
Siida - Sámi Museum & Northern Lapland Nature Centre, Inari, Finland 
National Socialist Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, Germany 
Museum of Reconstruction, Hammerfest, Norway 
Visionarium, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal 
Museum Estate of L. Tolstoy, Yasnaya Polyana, Russia 
Silver Museum, Arjeplog, Sweden 
Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

Council of Europe Award 
In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper/Ypres, Belgium 

Micheletti Award 
Industrion, Kerkrade, Netherlands

2001 
European Museum of the Year Award 
National Railway Museum, York, United Kingdom 

Specially commended 
Farmhouse Museum, Bielefeld, Germany 
Museum of the City and the District, Monsummano Terme, Italy 
Zaans Museum, Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands 
Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, Velenje, Slovenia 
Härjedalen Mountain Museum, Funäsdalen, Sweden 
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, United Kingdom 

Council of Europe Award 
Theatre Museum, Helsinki, Finland 

Micheletti Award 
English Mill's Cork Museum, Silves, Portugal
 

2002 
European Museum of the Year Award 
The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland

Specially commended 
National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria
City Museum - Street Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Levi Strauss Museum 'Jeans & Kult', Buttenheim, Germany
Waterford Treasures Museum, Waterford, Ireland
Permafrost Museum, Igarka, Russia
Museum of Kyburg Castle, Kyburg, Switzerland
STEAM: Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award 
Buddenbrook House, Lübeck, Germany

Micheletti Award 
Ceramics Museum of Sacavém
 

2003 
European Museum of the Year Award 
Victoria and Albert Museum - British Galleries, London, United Kingdom

Specially commended 
Kierikki Sone Age Centre, Yli-Ii, Finland
The Goulandris Natural History Museum- Gaia Centre for Environmental Research and Education, Kifissia, Greece
Danube Museum -Museum of Water Administration, Esztergom, Hungary
National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, The Netherlands
CosmoCaixa, Alcobendas (Madrid), Spain
Imperial War Museum - Holocaust Exhibition, London, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award 
Laténium - Park and Museum of Archaeology, Hauterive, Switzerland

Micheletti Award 
Industrial Museum of Clockmaking, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

2004
European Museum of the Year Award
MARQ, Archaeological Museum of the Province of Alicante, Spain

Specially commended
The Swimming Pool – André Diligent Museum of Art and Industry, Roubaix, France
House of Terror Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Award
Trakya University Sultan Bayazid II Kulliye Health Care Museum, Edirne, Turkey

Micheletti Award
Herring Era Museum, Siglufjordur, Iceland

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