Sámi Museum Named European Museum of The Year 2024

The Sámi Museum Siida in Finland is the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award (Emya) 2024.

The prize was announced at the European Museum Forum conference in Portimão on 4th May.

The Indigenous museum, which is based in the town of Inari in the Sámi Homeland, opened in 1998 and is one of Northern Lapland’s most popular tourist destinations. The judges for Emya 2024 said it “distinguishes itself by enabling ethical participation and inclusive conservation practices”.

The Emya was established in 1977 under the Council of Europe to acknowledge excellence within the European museum community.

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