For its strategic visionary work dedicated to opening up and further developing a rich and bold interdisciplinary museum activity based on the unique conditions of the site in a way that has given great impact and brand new groups of visitors, the art museum Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde was awarded the prestigious prize Swedish Museum of the Year for 2017. Behind the award were the National Association of Swedish Museums and Swedish ICOM:
"Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde is an excellent example of how museums can, through strategic vision, highlight unique conditions and further develop existing activities in an innovative and inspiring manner." (Mats Persson, Secretary General of the Association of Swedish Museums)
"This year's winner clearly shows that professionalisation of the museum business can be successfully combined with the role of an exploratory knowledge institution." (Swedish ICOM Chairman, Katherine Hauptman)
Associate Professor Karin SidénDirector General at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
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