App, games, films… today museums’ multimedia projects can have many forms. Nevertheless, short videos appear the most common option: conceived as visual exhibit or promotional content, short videos are a sort of common denominator, in the real life of contemporary museums.

Museums in Short is an European contest and an archive for short videos realized by/for/with museums.

Launched in 2012, Museums in Short awards are presented to institutions, authors or producers who use videos to enhance museum communication and engage audiences. Projects may include documentaries, animations, trailers and visual installations.

In 2018 edition there are three Museums in Short award categories:

Promotional: trailers communicating museums, their exhibitions or events;

Exhibits: short video realized for permanent or temporary exhibition.

Storytelling: short […]


Museums in Short 2017 winners have been announced at Piran (Slovenia), in an open-air event open to museum experts, citizens and tourists. The international award for the best short video related to museums went to the Museum of Yugoslavia from Belgrade (Serbia). The organisers conferred the Prize on the director, Neda Knezević, for the video “Russian Avant-Garde in Belgrade”.

The audience award (votes collected online) went to the Museum of Archaeology of Pella (Greece): more than 3.000 people participate to the online votation, using the open platform www.museumsinshort.eu.

Mondriaanhuis, the museum dedicated to the great Dutch artist Piet Mondrian located in Amersfoort (the Netherlands) received a special acknowledgement for the inspiring visual exhibit dedicate to Mondrian in New York.

The contest Museums in Short 2017 received 40 short videos […]


Museums in Short official Ceremony 2017 which will take place on Thursday, 31 August 2017 at 8.30 p.m. at the open-air venue, 1st of May Square / Piazza Vecchia in Piran (Slovenia). The event will take place in the framework of the Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre and will be hosted by the International foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures and sponsored by the Municipality of Piran.

Please, find attached the Programme.

For any further questions do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Piran (Slovenia)!


Forty museums participated to the IV edition of Museums in Short. Now all videos are online here.

The Winner will be decided by the members of the Jury, but... you can have your say: watch all our shorts and choose your favourite by clicking on “vote for this video”. Each person can express only one preference. Votation will be closed on 15th, July.

The most popular video will receive the Public Special Mention during the Museums in Short Ceremony in Piran on 31th August.


The call for application is officially closed!


We are pleased to announce the jury of Museums in Short 2017:

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


Further news in the next few days! 


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