This year, Portimão is honored to host the 2024 European Museum of the Year Award conference and gala ceremony. This prestigious event will showcase the work of 50 museums from 24 countries, all nominated for this year’s European Museum of the Year Award. Given the rich diversity of participating museums, this event presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve into each institution’s distinctiveness and significance, exploring their best practices, public engagement strategies, and the key challenges they encounter.

By featuring thematic panels, keynote speeches, and interactive workshops, the conference will serve as an invaluable platform for fostering lively debate and thoughtful reflection on the diverse visions, missions, and potential of European museums. Moreover, it will not only address the current state but also anticipate future trajectories within the ever-evolving international museological landscape.

In addition to providing a forum for discussion and reflection, this conference will also facilitate the exchange of experiences, ideas, innovation, and cooperative projects among museums and their professionals. It will be a prime opportunity for attendees to network, collaborate, and explore potential avenues for mutual growth and advancement within the museum community. By fostering an environment of collaboration and knowledge-sharing, the conference aims to further stimulate the European museum sector in its strive towards excellence and higher social impact.



Preliminary programme in pdf version