The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has received the EU Nostra Award for its extensive educational programme, focusing on the preservation and promotion of Jewish culture in Poland. With the support from the EEA and Norway Grants, POLIN has organised workshops, lectures, temporary exhibitions and the mobile educational exhibition ‘Museum on Wheels’.

The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and has been organised by Europa Nostra since then. The Prize celebrates and promotes best practices related to heritage conservation, management, research, education and communication. In this way, it contributes to a stronger public recognition of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for the well-being of Europe’s society and economy.

“We are very proud of this award. It’s a great motivation for us to work even harder to achieve our goals. Exposure to the rich and dramatic history of Polish Jews provides more than historical education: it teaches respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, strengthens the resolve to fight xenophobia, and prepares young people for life in today’s diverse society,” says project coordinator Łucja Koch.

Photo credit: Magda Starowieyska / POLIN Museum
(Text taken from eeagrants.org)