International recognition for

It is our pleasure to announce that at the International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage (FIAMP) organised by ICOM International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies of Image and Sound (AVICOM), the international jury of experts awarded GOLDEN PRIZE for the website of the Museum Education Centre of the Hungarian Open Air Museum in the category of “SPECIAL WEB’ART”. The list of winners was proclaimed at the time of the Trophies Ceremony in Tretyakov Gallery on September 20th.

In his statement made for MTI (Hungarian News Agency), János Tari the president of AVICOM highlighted the museum education database (‘Museums a’la carte’) one of the unique specialities of the winner website, by the aid of which museum education sessions can be selected by school subjects, age groups or regions of the country. The Museums a’la carte element of the website goes far beyond the search function and it operates as a deposit of essential information, which enables teachers and museum educators to have an insight into each other’s work by sharing museum experiences, evaluating museum education sessions or exhibitions. The novelty and at the same time the specialty of this interface is that museums participating in the database can upload or update data about their own museums themselves by using their individual entry code, by this ensuring up-to-date information continuously.

The new website of the Museum Education Centre updated and improved both in terms of content and appearance was launched in May 2014. It is optimized for smart phones, and accessible for people with disabilities. The website was developed by Grafcom Media.