The 2020 edition of the Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award

Created in order to support the museums’ initiatives working toward a better accessibility for all audiences, the European Award works also as a tool to share new ideas and good practices.

That’s why Art Explora publishes a book focusing on the 2020 projects in order to highlight the 3 winners but also all the pre-selected projects that came into the jury’s hands.

Read the publication about the 2020 edition:

Replay of the ceremony

The award ceremony was broadcasted online on December 3rd on Art Explora’s Facebook and Linkedin accounts.

The winners

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MUCEM
Destination MUCEM
MUCEM
A free bus service to improve the museum’s access for people living in remote areas
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2020
The project

Destination Mucem is a new mobility project for remote areas: every Sunday, a free bus service is offered to drive people far from the city center to the museum. This service enables new audiences to create a special link with the museum. During the trip, a personalised and fun mediation is offered in order to prepare the visit in a friendly atmosphere. On arrival at the museum, the public is given a free ticket. The bus will serve 4 different routes, and its different stops will be prepared by a large communication campaign with local actors.

MUCEM

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) is conceived as a cultural city in the heart of Marseille (France). It represents the cultural, social, scientific and political proliferation of the Mediterranean world, offers major artistic, historical and thematic exhibitions and numerous events for the widest possible audience.

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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
#VersionaThyssen
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
The museum encourages the 16 to 35 years old to reinterpret the museum’s paintings and post it on social media with the #VersionaThyssen
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2020
The project

This project has already experienced 8 editions (the 8th one is ongoing). For each edition, the museum offers young people the opportunity to freely reinterpret one or more artworks from its collections, and to post the result on social media with the hashtag #VersionaThyssen. A jury of professional artists selects the winners. The creations are showcased during evening events at the museum or in digital ceremonies due to the COVID-19 situation. More than 5,000 reinterpretations have already been proposed.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum houses Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, property of the Spanish State, in the Villahermosa Palace in Madrid with almost nine hundred artworks from the 13th to the 20th century.

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National Gallery
National Gallery: Jan van Huysum Visits…
National Gallery
Exhibition of a painting from the National Gallery in unusual and very unexpected non-museum venues across the UK
3
2020
The project

National Gallery: Jan Van Huysum Visits… is the sequel to the hugely successful 2019 project Artemisia Visits… For Artemisia Visits… Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615-17) toured to five unusual and unexpected non-museum venues across the UK – a doctors’ surgery, a girls’ school, a women’s prison and two libraries. An Old Master painting from a national collection had never been displayed in this way before, making this a unique project. In 2021 the National Gallery will tour Jan van Huysum’s Flowers in a Terracotta Vase (1736-7). This dazzling 18th-century painting will ‘pop up’ in six new unusual locations across the UK with the aim of promoting wellbeing and engaging intergenerational communities, including those most affected by Covid-19, such as vulnerable young people and socially isolated adults. The Gallery will work with local cultural and community partners to maximise long-term impact. New developments in our digital offer, responding to the challenges of lockdown, will extend our reach.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the Gallery houses the nation’s collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the late 13th to the early 20th century. The collection includes works by Bellini, Cézanne, Degas, Leonardo, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Titian, Turner, Van Dyck, Van Gogh and Velázquez. The Gallery’s key objectives are to enhance the collection, care for the collection and provide the best possible access to visitors.

The Shortlisted projects

British Museum
Your Museum
British Museum
Create your own customized British Museum collection online
The project

‘Your Museum’ would see a new section created on the British Museum’s website that responds to its audience. Making use of personalisation technology, visitors will discover the Museum’s collection, as well as stories of shared human histories, through the prism of their own interests. It is hoped that the project will inspire new audiences, including families and young people, through the communication of global perspectives that bridge social and cultural divides, through shared human histories, in order to create positive social and educational impact.

British Museum

The institution :In 1753 the British Parliament created a Museum which would foster the study of human societies through time and across the globe. Today, the British Museum’s collection is available, free of charge, to all visitors, in person and online.

Centro Botín
SaludArte
Centro Botín
Teach the medical staff how to develop perception and creativity through the arts
The project

SaludArte is born from a collaboration between Centro Botín and Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla. Through an 8-session training course created in partnership with Yale University Centre for Emotional Intelligence, and other artistic activities, the health care personnel learn how to develop their perception, understanding, emotional regulation and problem solving skills through the arts. The objective is to empower them by increasing their creativity to detect the challenges they face in their working environment and find innovative solutions to overcome them. In 2019, they worked to reduce staff burnout through arts, so they organized concerts, photo competition… done by themselves and supported by Centro Botín. They achieved an improvement on their working wellbeing that impact patients and families. Centro Botín will continue offering training and artistic content to hospital personnel and will reach patients through their internal tv channel and social media.

Centro Botín

Centro Botín (2017) is the most important project of Fundación Botín (1964). This internationally renowned art center designed by Renzo Piano, has a social mission: generate economic, cultural and social wealth through the arts and awaken people’s creativity.

Collection Lambert
Inspire
Collection Lambert
Welcome children who have dropped out of school in a micro-school inside the museum.
The project

The micro-school project was launched in January 2020. It is a collaboration between the Lambert Collection and the French Ministry of National Education, in a region where the poverty rate reaches 31%. It currently welcomes 6 children for an entire school year. In the morning, teachers focus on fundamental learnings through the museums’ major art pieces. In the afternoon, artists and scientists organize workshops for the class. In 2020/2021, for example, a project will be carried out to create a 500 sq. m garden and a workshop program of about 216 hours. In short, Inspire micro-school is: a teaching pilot project combining arts and sciences, developing partnerships with 3 primary schools and 2 secondary schools, welcoming more than 160 pupils aged between 8 to 15. The project is also partnering with 4 cultural institutions and welcome 9 artists in residence with 4 artistic disciplines represented.

Collection Lambert

The Lambert Collection in Avignon is a contemporary art museum created in 2000 by Yvon Lambert, a gallery owner who donated major pieces of art from the 2nd half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century to the French government.

Es Baluard Museu
(Re)situacions
Es Baluard Museu
Foster the integration and the promotion of the local gypsy community identy by inviting 10 of its members to participate in artistic workshops.
The project

(Re)situacions is a project involving a group of 10 gypsies handled by the Access and Emergency Unit of Palma City Council, in a process of reflection on the gypsy culture and identity through the arts. The aim is to foster their inclusion and promote their local identity. The artworks produced will be sent to different centres on the island and/or the peninsula to be shared with other gypsy communities.

Es Baluard Museu

Es Baluard Museu is a modern art museum inaugurated in 2004 and located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Its collection includes more than 780 pieces of art from the late 19th century to the present day, exhibiting the main artists and artistic movements that have converged and are still converging on the Balearic Islands, displayed in relation to the national and international artistic context.

Fondazione Burri
M-CASE
Fondazione Burri
A sensory experience of contemporary artworks in a totally dark exhibition space
The project

The M-CASE project (Museum Contemporary Art Sensorial Experience) was born out of the successful VIBE (Voyage Inside a Blind Experience) experience, a sensory corridor plunged into total darkness in which “sighted” people could experience the feeling of approaching an artwork without using sight. M-CASE is a mobile modular space that can be placed both inside and outside the host museum. Being completely dark inside, it offers a sensory experience of contemporary artworks thanks to touch-sensitive elements, 3D reproductions and a sound system. Visitors are guided by nonseeing mediators and experience the museum as a real place of encounter and integration.

Fondazione Burri

Fondazione Burri was founded in 1978 by the artist Alberto Burri and has the most exhaustive collection on the artist. The museum is divided into two monographic museums: the Palazzo Albizzini and the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco, both located in Città di Castello (in the Umbria region in Italy).

IMA / MAHJ
Teaching kit
IMA / MAHJ
A digital tool to promote intercultural dialogue through the arts bringing together artworks from the two museums
The project

A digital teaching kit has been designed for teachers and educators. It puts together 10 pairs of artworks coming from the 2 museums’ collections. The pairs have common themes and therefore allow concrete understanding of the close cultural links between the two cultures

IMA / MAHJ

The Institut du Monde Arabe is a multidisciplinary space, a place where cultural projects are often developed in collaboration with institutions, creators and thinkers from the Arab world. The Museum of Art and Judaism History curates, studies, disseminates and promotes the museum’s collections related to Jews art and history. The two institutions have been working together for several years within a specific programme called “Culture(s) in Sharing”.

La Caixa
Symphony
La Caixa
A VR immersive experience to discover classical music
The project

Symphony is an itinerant and immersive experience. 2 trucks travel from town to town in Spain to offer visitors the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of a symphony orchestra musician. Thanks to VR headsets, they discover musical instruments and have a sensory experience. With the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Igor Cortadellas and the musical direction of Gustavo Dudamel, this itinerant project offers visitors a real immersion in the compositions of Beethoven, Mahler and Bernstein.

La Caixa

The Fundación “la Caixa” is a non-profit organisation, whose main missions are the promotion and development of social, charitable, humanitarian, research, educational and cultural projects. The foundation’s activity is based on one major ambition: build a better, more united and fairer world.

Fræme
Mission Museum
Fræme
An online game to discover contemporary art but also the museum professions and operations
The project

Mission Museum is designed for children aged 9 to 12 and developed to support teachers, in line with the school program. Pupils will have to take care of an art collection saved from the waters and find a new museum to store them thanks to different steps in the game : unlock the museum’s database, put the inventory in order, create technical specifications sheets, create different thematic collections, organize shipping, … and much more … ! Through 20 mini-games and workshops, students discover the variety and richness of contemporary art, but also the different jobs and vocabulary related to the art sector.

Fræme

Fræme is a resident association of the Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, a former tobacco factory transformed in a cultural complex in 2001. The association organizes and support other cultural institutions on production and diffusion of contemporary art exhibitions.

MUCEM
Destination MUCEM
MUCEM
A free bus service to improve the museum’s access for people living in remote areas
The project

Destination Mucem is a new mobility project for remote areas: every Sunday, a free bus service is offered to drive people far from the city center to the museum. This service enables new audiences to create a special link with the museum. During the trip, a personalised and fun mediation is offered in order to prepare the visit in a friendly atmosphere. On arrival at the museum, the public is given a free ticket. The bus will serve 4 different routes, and its different stops will be prepared by a large communication campaign with local actors.

MUCEM

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM) is conceived as a cultural city in the heart of Marseille (France). It represents the cultural, social, scientific and political proliferation of the Mediterranean world, offers major artistic, historical and thematic exhibitions and numerous events for the widest possible audience.

mumok
Mumok Digital Learning
mumok
Familiarise children with art and the digital world through coding classes based on the museum’s artworks
The project

mumok digital learning enables children and young people to discover modern art in an innovative, digital way. Through regular visits to exhibitions, active exploration of the works, and collaboratively developed programmes, modern art is combined with creative computer programming. Almost all ideas of the young participants can be implemented in the workshops. Images, music, and text are easily combined with the help of the computer. Blended learning and new technologies are used here as tools to foster creativity, enjoyment of art, and knowledge of the children. mumok’s application for the award aims to open these workshops to all young visitors and to make them free of charge.

mumok

mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien – is the largest museum in Austria for art since modernism. It makes the various aspects of the international and Austrian avant-garde accessible to everyone interested in the arts.

MUNCH
Munch Munch
MUNCH
A creative and entertaining mobile application for young audiences
The project

MunchMunch is a creative and entertaining mobile application for Norwegian school children, aged between 9-11. It will inspire students to engage with Munch’s unique way of thinking and creating, by combining analogue and digital elements. The experience will consist of a digital tutorial, followed by an analogue drawing exercise. By transferring the drawing into an AR view, the user is able to place the drawing in hens own surroundings and to continue working on its expressions with effects only made possible by digital means.

MUNCH

MUNCH located in Oslo is dedicated to the work and life of the artist Edvard Munch. The museum collects 1,100 paintings, 7,000 drawings and 18,000 engravings by the artist. In 2021, the museum will reopen in a brand new building by Oslo’s waterfront, tailor-made for the worlds largest collection of art by Munch.

Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon
Eye and voice
Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon
Audio clips recorded by children who have dropped out of school for the visually impaired and blind people to discover 10 of the museum’s artwoks.
The project

The project brings together the French cultural and social company Ce Que Mes Yeux Ont Vu, associations and the Museum around a collaborative project. Young people having difficulties or dropping out of school will be invited to record audio clips on 10 of the museum’s artworks written by the museum’s staff. They will also be invited to record more personal texts that they have written or suggested during writing workshops. The recordings will be made in the museum, in front of the paintings, with the help of a professional actor. These recordings will be made available to the visually impaired and blind people.

Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon is a public museum covering more than 4,000 years of art history, from ancient Egypt to the 21st century.

National Gallery London
National Gallery: Jan van Huysum Visits…
National Gallery London
Exhibition of a painting from the National Gallery in unusual and very unexpected non-museum venues across the UK
The project

National Gallery: Jan Van Huysum Visits… is the sequel to the hugely successful 2019 project Artemisia Visits… For Artemisia Visits… Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615-17) toured to five unusual and unexpected non-museum venues across the UK – a doctors’ surgery, a girls’ school, a women’s prison and two libraries. An Old Master painting from a national collection had never been displayed in this way before, making this a unique project. In 2021 the National Gallery will tour Jan van Huysum’s Flowers in a Terracotta Vase (1736-7). This dazzling 18th-century painting will ‘pop up’ in six new unusual locations across the UK with the aim of promoting wellbeing and engaging intergenerational communities, including those most affected by Covid-19, such as vulnerable young people and socially isolated adults. The Gallery will work with local cultural and community partners to maximise long-term impact. New developments in our digital offer, responding to the challenges of lockdown, will extend our reach.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the Gallery houses the nation’s collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the late 13th to the early 20th century. The collection includes works by Bellini, Cézanne, Degas, Leonardo, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Titian, Turner, Van Dyck, Van Gogh and Velázquez. The Gallery’s key objectives are to enhance the collection, care for the collection and provide the best possible access to visitors.

National Museum of Military History
Art M Back
National Museum of Military History
A Virtual Reality app that offers a creative guided tour
The project

Art M Back is a pilote project which brings together a classic exhibition visit and the visitors’ creativity. Equiped with a Virtual Reality headset, the visitor walks around in a virtual world where the pieces of the collection are exhibited. He picks an artwork or an object and can find out many details about it. Once he has read all the information, he unlocks a tool box containing the different componants of the artwork and is asked to virtually re-create the object. This project would be one of the first virtual reality experience existing in a Bulgarian museum.

National Museum of Military History

The National Museum of Military History in Sofia is one of the oldest and most visited institutions of Bulgaria. The collections include paintings, weapons, uniforms, decorations, emblems as well as many motorized vehicles: planes, helicopters, tanks and other ground vehicles.

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
Take away museum
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
A digital and fun experience to discover the museum through Zep’s drawings, a famous French comic book author.
The project

The Take away museum was born out of a meeting with the Blouses Roses Association, which works with hospitalised children and the elderly to bring joy in their daily life. Around twenty episodes will allow visitors to discover a vision of art history designed by Zep, a famous French comic book author, via a virtual reality headset or a more traditional projection system. Whenever it is possible, human mediation and practical workshops will be offered in addition to this virtual visit.

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille

The Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille is a museum with 19th century palatial architecture. It has an encyclopaedic collection coming from Flanders (Rubens, Van Dyck), Spain (Goya), Italy (Donatello, Raphaël) and France (Delacroix, Monet, Rodin). Highly committed to reach new audiences, he launched in 2014 the Open Museum program: an invitation to an unexpected and famous artistic personality to create a dialogue with the artworks and spaces of the museum.

Paris Musées
Paris Musées Sculpture MOOC
Paris Musées
Online classes offering an overview of sculpture history through 14 museums and heritage sites in Paris
The project

This first MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) to discover the sculptures of the city of Paris, their secrets, the importance of materials for the birth of the form and their social, decorative or commemorative mission. Original videos and specific mediation tools (interactive timelines, maps etc.) will be offered, as well as a final certification.

Paris Musées

Paris Musées is a public institution in charge of managing the 12 museums and 2 heritage sites of the City of Paris (Petit Palais, Museum of Modern Art, Catacombs, Palais Galliera, Victor Hugo’s Houses, Bourdelle Museum, Carnavalet Museum, etc). It contributes to their national and international influence and reinforces their mission of leading cultural facilities in the city. The collections of the 14 sites reflect the cultural diversity of the capital and the richness of its history (fine arts, modern art, decorative arts, Asian arts, history, literature, fashion, etc.).

Southbank
Art By Post
Southbank
Once a month, a booklet is designed by an artist and sent to isolated people by post or e-mail
The project

Initially developed by the Southbank Centre during the first Covid-19 lockdown, Art by Post sends free monthly creative activity booklets curated by professional artists to people who are most isolated by social distancing measures. The activities are designed for anyone with long-term physical and mental health needs, helping individuals feel connected to others and improving their mental health and wellbeing. Included in the packs are Freepost envelopes, encouraging participants to return their artworks and creative responses to Southbank Centre- these contributions will be curated into a touring exhibition in Summer 2021. Over 4,500 participants based in locations across the UK have been reached to date, and Southbank Centre has recently formed partnerships with a range of regional charities and art organisations to further develop a national ‘community’ around the project.

Southbank

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest multi-arts centre, comprising three historic venues (Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Hayward Gallery). Each year, it organizes more than 5,000 events spanning a wide range of art forms including visual arts, contemporary and classical music, performance, comedy and dance- 50% of which are accessible to the public free of charge. Southbank Centre also delivers a vibrant range of education and outreach projects around its core programme to maximise the social benefits of its cultural and creative activities.

Tate
Digital Audio Description Library
Tate
A digital audio description library that offers 25 artworks accessible to blind people and the visually impaired
The project

The Digital Audio Description Library will comprise 25 audio-described films created for Blind and partially-sighted audiences, as well as people with hearing impairments and a broader public. The art works chosen will be relevant to current societal issues and representative of the diverse communities Tate serves.

Tate

Tate is a British organization bringing together 4 galleries in London, Liverpool and St. Ives. Tate exhibits the national collection of British, and international modern and contemporary art, which includes more than 70,000 artworks.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
#VersionaThyssen
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
The museum encourages the 16 to 35 years old to reinterpret the museum’s paintings and post it on social media with the #VersionaThyssen
The project

This project has already experienced 8 editions (the 8th one is ongoing). For each edition, the museum offers young people the opportunity to freely reinterpret one or more artworks from its collections, and to post the result on social media with the hashtag #VersionaThyssen. A jury of professional artists selects the winners. The creations are showcased during evening events at the museum or in digital ceremonies due to the COVID-19 situation. More than 5,000 reinterpretations have already been proposed.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum houses Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, property of the Spanish State, in the Villahermosa Palace in Madrid with almost nine hundred artworks from the 13th to the 20th century.

Van Gogh Museum
A new view on Van Gogh
Van Gogh Museum
A VR (re)discovery of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings for elderly people living in retirement houses
The project

A new view on Van Gogh offers discovery workshops of Vincent Van Gogh’s works in virtual reality to vulnerable elderly people in care locations and community location. Wearing a VR headset, participants will be able to visit the museum and zoom on their favourite artworks. The workshops, desgined by an expert from the museum, are conducted by specially trained young students , which will initiate intergenerational relationships and give the elderly a spark of joy.

Van Gogh Museum

Make the life and work of Vincent van Gogh and the art of his time accessible and as many people as possible in order to enrich and inspire them’ – that is the mission of the Van Gogh Museum. It houses the largest collection of Van Gogh works in the world: 205 paintings, 500 drawings and more than 800 letters of the artist.

Versailles
Versailles VR
Versailles
A virtual experience for hospitalized people to explore the Château de Versailles
The project

In 2019, Versailles partnered with Google Arts & Culture to launch a virtual reality application offering an original and interactive exploration of the Palace’s emblematic sites, with a high level of detail. Today, the aim is to distribute this application in 8 hospitals of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (Paris public hospital system) to patients and their families, by installing it for 1 month in each hospital and providing human assistance for the use of virtual reality headsets, respecting social distances.

Versailles

Versailles’ public institution is composed of the palaces of Versailles and Trianon, of its Gardens, the Domaine de Marly, the Coach gallery, the Sculptures and Mouldings gallery and the Royal Tennis Court. Each year the institution presents exhibitions, undertakes restorations and pursues its policy of reaching out to all types of public.

RMN-Grand Palais
Hyperexpo
RMN-Grand Palais
A free app to create your own exhibition choosing among 500,000 artworks available in the database
The project

The RMN-Grand Palais and multimedia artist Pierre GINER propose the HYPER EXPO project, a free application project, available in English and French, on computers or mobile phones. It will allow users to create their own exhibition with the artworks they choose from a photo library of 500,000 images, by placing them on the walls of an imaginary 3D space and then visiting the exhibition thanks to an avatar.

RMN-Grand Palais

The Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais is a European cultural operator whose mission is to promote access to culture throughout France. It brings together a body of expertise that enables it to take a cross-disciplinary look at the challenges that museums face. The RMN-Grand Palais has a range of recognised expertise in the artistic and cultural field: exhibitions’ organisation, audience management, mediation, publishing, museum shops’ operations, building workshops, photo agency, acquisition, cultural engineering, etc. These expertises enable it to play a unique role on the museum scene, with one ambition: to reach the widest possible audience for all types of arts and culture, from all periods and in all its forms.

Stadtmuseum Aarau
games@museums
Stadtmuseum Aarau
Online games designed specifically for museums
The project

Games@museums is a digital game project for museums, created in collaboration with students from the Zurich University of the Arts and the Geneva University of Art and Design, initiated by Engagement Migros. Three game prototypes have been developed: “Murder in the Museum”: the visitor conducts an investigation to find the murderer of an artwork, “Art Lover”: chatbot that allows artworks to flirt with vistors and “Alchemy”: a hunt for objects that triggers the story of a legend. These games can be individually adapted and will be made available to all interested museums soon.

Stadtmuseum Aarau

The Stadtmuseum Aarau is a museum located in Aarau, Switzerland. It conveys the history of the city and explores contemporary social issues. Photography and digital imagery are the focus of exhibitions, events and collaborations.

Prizes

With a fund of €150,000, this first edition of the Art Explora – Académie des Beaux-arts European Award, in 2020, will reward 3 winners:

  • 1st Prize : 80 000 €
  • 2nd Prize : 50 000 €
  • 3rd Prize : 20 000 €

Art Explora will unveil the official selection of the best projects and give them visibility. Once the price is awarded, and for the exchange of best practices, Art Explora will feature the selected projects on its website and ensure a communication through the European press. Applications for the 2020 edition are closed since September 25th. The jury will meet at the end of October to select the winners.

Calendar:

  • Opening date for applications: March 9th 2020
  • Closing date for applications: September 25th 2020
  • Award ceremony: December 3rd at 11:45 online

The jury

All of the entries will be examined by a pre-selection committee who will submit the successful applications to the award-giving jury.

The award jury will be made up of 12 members, half nominated by Art Explora and the other half members of the Académie des beaux-arts:

  • Agnès Alfandari, digital director at the French Institut
  • Anna Somers Cocks, journalist, founder of The Art Newspaper
  • Laurent Gaveau, head of the Google Arts & Culture Lab
  • Frédéric Jousset, president and founder of Art Explora
  • Sam Stourdzé, director of Villa Medici
  • Marie-Cécile Zinsou, president of the Zinsou Foundation
  • Laurent Petitgirard, permanent secretary of Académie des beaux-arts
  • Blanca Li, choreographer
  • Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre Museum
  • Muriel Mayette-Holtz, director of the Nice National theater
  • Jean-Michel Othoniel, contemporary artist
  • Jean-Michel Wilmotte, architect

Application

Applications for the 2020 edition are closed.

Regulations for the 2020 award-giving