The European Museum of the Year Award 2018 goes to the Design Museum, London, United Kingdom.
The museum received the EMYA trophy, Mother and Child: Egg Form by Henry Moore, which it will keep for one year.
In its unique building this inspiring, socially-aware museum is an exceptional achievement, celebrating and exploring the magic of human creativity, the objects, ideas skills and forces that shape our lives. Without losing its identity, this museum was able to renew and strengthen its public values, reopening with a wide range of new exhibitions along with an intense program of activities, providing an impressive and memorable experience for its visitors of all ages, achieving accessibility of the highest quality.
It sets its collections in the context of global technological and cultural knowledge, providing a high level of interactivity, establishing an important democratic and multi-layered intercultural dialogue, with a significant social impact in the community.