EMA 2023 Conference Kicks Off in Timisoara, European Capital of Culture

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Timisoara, Romania – On September 14-16, 2023, the European Academy of Museums (EMA) opened its highly anticipated annual conference in Timisoara, which holds the prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture for the year 2023.

The EMA 2023 conference, one of the most prominent events in the museum field, brings together experts, museum directors, curators, and theorists from across Europe. It serves as a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, fostering collaboration and innovation in the museum industry.

Nini Sanadiradze, the General Director of the Union of Tbilisi Museums, took the stage at the EMA 2023 conference to showcase the remarkable transformation of the Tbilisi Museums Union. Her presentation cantered on the revitalized museums within the Union, advancements in exhibition museography, and their educational initiatives.

The European Academy of Museums (EMA) was established in 2009 in honor of the renowned museologist Kenneth Hudson. EMA brings together experts from various museum-related fields and serves as a hub for museum professionals, museum heads, exhibition theorists, curators, and more.

Timisoara’s selection as the host city for the 2023 EMA conference is a testament to its recognition as the European Capital of Culture. This designation was awarded through the European Union’s annual competition, highlighting a city’s commitment to promoting culture, values, and opportunities. This tradition, initiated in 1985, continues to enrich the cultural tapestry of Europe.

The EMA 2023 conference featured an engaging program, including keynote addresses, meetings, discussions, mentoring sessions, and external workshops. These events took place in various educational and museum spaces throughout Timisoara, providing a dynamic and immersive experience for attendees.

The EMA 2023 conference in Timisoara not only celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Europe but also paves the way for the future of museums and cultural institutions. It exemplifies the power of collaboration and knowledge sharing within the museum community.