European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2020

The Turin Papyrus Online Platform (TPOP) has been awarded the prestigious Heritage Prize / Europa Nostra 2020 Award in the category "Research".

“Europe has numerous papyrus collections or collections of papyri, a documentary wealth that testifies to the 19th-century European interest in the Orientalism that emerged in the 18th century and permeated its material culture. Having such a platform online, in open access and high resolution is of great value to museums, especially in view of its potential to be used in creating a European digital museum that would bring together dispersed heritage, a homogeneous virtual collection that would be impossible to achieve on a material level. Applying the tools of the digital age is a contribution to the development of knowledge and the preservation of material culture and its open accessibility, to both scientists and the general public, promotes its dissemination”, the Jury said.

For more information see here.

European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2018 Special Commendation

The Museo Egizio received a Special Commendation from EMYA 2018 Judging Panel.

One focus was set on The Turin Papyrus Online Platform (TPOP).

"The museum demonstrates the ability to continuously inspire audience interest through the dynamic renewal of its long-term exhibitions, exploring, investigating and presenting through them, important and fascinating stories that brings to life remarkable moments in our global history that changed and influenced our world. This Museum puts research at the heart of all its work, demonstrates a strong commitment to cultural diplomacy and facilitates intercultural dialogue in ways which have increased public fascination with the content and context of its collections.", the Jury said.

For more information see here.

Museo Egizio