Bolnisi Museum receives acclaim at European Museum of the Year Awards after nomination

The venue is located in the southern Georgian town of Bolnisi, which bears the legacy of 19th century German settlers from Swabia. Photo via EMYA 2022, 17 May 2022 - 15:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

Bolnisi Museum, a Georgian National Museum network venue unveiled in the country's south two years ago, has received acclaim at the European Museum of the Year Awards after its nomination for the prize earlier this year.

The Awards organisers handed the venue a diploma recognising its share in efforts to increase public involvement in the museum field, the GNM said, with the honour coming at the Awards conference in Tartu.

The European Museum Forum, which hosts the conference and hands out the Awards, has described the Georgian museum as one providing "insight into the history of cultural diversity of the region and its relevance in the global context".

Launched to mark International Museum Day two years ago, the new venue of the GNM network was completed as a "model of the 21st century regional museum" in which "different segments [such] as science, culture, education, and tourism coexist in one space."