Warsaw Jewish museum declared 'European Museum of the Year'
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw has received the European Museum of the Year Award. - thenews.pl
The award has been given annually since 1977 by the European Museum Forum, which acts under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Apart from the prestigious title, the winning museum receives ‘The Egg’ by celebrated sculptor Henry Moore as a trophy which it keeps for one year. It was collected by the Director of the POLIN Museum Dariusz Stola at a ceremony in San Sebastian on Saturday, 9 April.
Situated on the terrain of the former Warsaw Jewish Ghetto that the was created by the Nazi German occupiers, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews documents 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews and their contribution to various aspects of Polish political, economic and cultural life. The citation for the award speaks of the POLIN Museum’s highly imaginative interpretation and presentation of the common history of Jews and Poles, as well as its creative approach to education and civic responsibility.