The newly opened Jewish Museum in Stockholm has been nominated for the Swedish Museum of the Year award. The purpose of the Museum of the Year award is to highlight excellent museum work with a focus on innovative thinking and community-based activities. In 2020, the Museum of the Year will be awarded for the 24th time to a museum in Sweden that works innovatively with collections, pedagogy, exhibitions, contemporary documentation, international work or communication. The winner will be announced on 27 April. The prize, which consists of a glass sculpture designed by Bertil Vallien and a diploma, will be presented by the Minister of Culture Amanda Lind. 

On the nomination:
“The Jewish Museum has come home, and recently opened in the historical premises. A multi-annual methodical work that combines contemporary art and research, in several locations in Sweden, has shaped the selection of objects and stories. Communication in connection with the reopening yielded a major impact, with a message of inclusion and curiosity in the relationship between minority and majority.”

 

 

Photo: Jean Baptiste Béranger