Rijksmuseum Boerhaave has won the European Museum of the Year Award. The completely renovated museum in Leiden received the prize for the innovative way in which technology and personal stories are used to communicate the impact of science and medicine.
The jury praised the artful approach to communicating science. “The result is science with a human face, inspiring curiosity and amazement as well as engaging a wide public in debates on important scientific and ethical questions issues of our time.”
The prize was awarded by the European Museum Forum, under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Since 1977, the jury has recognized excellence in the European museum scene and new developments which are likely to have a significant influence in the field.
The brand identity Silo developed for Rijksmuseum Boerhaave aims to intrigue and invite you to discover. Visual experiments of transformation and distortion represent the scientific processes of looking differently.