COUNSELLOR’S OFFICE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

TROY MUSEUM SHORTLISTED FOR EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF THE YEAR AWARD

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The Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy: “Our Troy Museum, one of the most important contemporary archaeological museums in the world, was shortlisted for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2020."

European Museum of the Year Award is given to museums that attract visitors through a unique atmosphere and creative presentation, take responsibility in educational and social fields and improve quality standards.

Troy Museum, one of the most important contemporary archaeological museums in the world was shortlisted for “European Museum of the Year Award in 2020” organized by the European Museum Forum, which operates with the support of the Council of Europe.

Announcing the success of Troy Museum, which was shortlisted for the award given to museums that attract visitors through a unique atmosphere and creative presentation, take responsibility in educational and social fields and improve quality standards, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, congratulated those who contributed to the museum on his social media account.

“Our Troy Museum, one of the most important contemporary archaeological museums in the world, was shortlisted for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2020. I congratulate all those who contributed to the museum, especially our President @RTErdogan, who brought in Troy for our country, which has been nominated among many museums,” Mr. Ersoy said in his message.

Winner to be announced on May 2, 2020 

The museum winning the European Museum of the Year Award will be announced at a ceremony on the last day of the annual conference of the European Museum Forum, which will be held at Wales National Museum in Amgueddfa Cymru, Cardiff, the UK, between April 29 to May 2, 2020. 

The finalist Troy Museum is ardently waiting for the results to be announced on May 2, 2020.

In 1997, the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara won the European Museum of the Year Award, deemed as the main prize given by the European Museum Forum.  

Construction of the Troy Museum started in 2013 as part of a project that won a competition organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and President Erdogan officially opened the museum on March 18, 2019. 


(06.12.2019)

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