Museums in Short is an international contest for short videos (max 10 min) related to museums.

Launched in 2012,  the contest is open to spot or films promoting museums or their activities (temporary exhibitions, events etc.) and to videos used in permanent or temporary exhibitions.

Short films are a popular way to communicate museums and their activities in an engaging and direct way. Our award aims at sharing the most effective and innovative works in the crucial field of museum communication and visitors experience.

From the Victoria and Albert Museum, the first winner, to Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (New Dehli) and Micropia (Amsterdam), the winners of 2016 Edition, the Award aims at sharing the best ideas in the short video production. For this reason, Museums in Short created an open platform, where museum professionals, videomakers and people interested […]


July 6th - Museums in Short 2016 winners have been announced at the MiCo (Milano Convention Center), as part of the XXIV International Conference ICOM "Museums and cultural landscapes"


Most popular video is “Murtosa”, presented by the Comur - Museu Municipal, Portugal. This short received almost 400 votes in only five days. 

The Special Award ICOM Milan in 2016, dedicated to the relationship between museums and landscapes, went to the Stiftung Domäne Dahlem - Landgut und Museum, Germany.

Museums in Spot, the Prize for very short video conceived to promote museums or exhibitions, went to Micropia (The Netherlands) .

Finally, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (New Dehli, India) won the Museums in Short Award.


The delivery of the Prizes will take place in autumn, in an international, dedicated event.


Museums in Short 2016 Award Ceremony will take place in Milan on Wednesday 6th July at 6.30 p.m. at MiCo – Milano Congressi, Orange Hall 1, level -1, entrance Via Gattamelata, Gate 14.
Open to all contest's participants and to Icom General Conference attendees.

Winners of Museums in Short 2016 will be decided  by the jury, but… have your say!

Vote your favourite video: http://www.museumsinshort.eu/partecipanti/elenco.asp?idanno=5

The most popular video will be announced during the Ceremony (5th July, Milan).  


We are pleased to announce the jury of Museums in Short 2016.

The jury is composed by the following members:

Massimo Negri (president) – EMA – European Museum Academy
René Capovin - musil – museum of industry and labour of Brescia
Luigi Di Corato – Brescia Museums Foundation
Alberto Garlandini – ICOM
Kerstin Herlt - Europeana Council
Kostis Kalapothakis – Piraeus Bank Cultural Foundation
Janos Mihaly Tari - AVICOM
Andreja Rihter – Forum of Slavic Cultures 


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