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Homeland War Museum in Karlovac nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

A museum dedicated to the Homeland War which opened in the Croatian city of Karlovac in 2019 has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA).

The Karlovac-Turanj Homeland War Museum is one of 27 European museums that will compete for the main prize of the European Museum of the Year and for the Council of Europe Award and the Silletto Award.

The EMYA is presented each year by the European Museum Forum (EMF) under the auspices of the Council of Europe and is considered the most important annual award in the European museum sector.

The museum is located in the Karlovac suburb of Turanj which was one of the many defence lines in the 1991-95 war and also a symbol of victory for the whole country.

Homeland War museum in Croatia nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

Karlovac-Turanj Homeland War Museum (Photo credit: Denis Stošić/Karlovac-Turanj Homeland War Museum)

The museum is in a building that was heavily damaged in the Homeland War and was preserved in that condition. It also includes an outdoor display of military equipment. 

The permanent exhibition consists of over 350 original items, and visitors have the opportunity to watch and listen to more than three and a half hours of multimedia, movies, music and photos. 

Homeland War museum in Croatia nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

(Photo: Denis Stošić/Karlovac-Turanj Homeland War Museum)

Homeland War museum in Croatia nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

(Photo: Denis Stošić/Karlovac-Turanj Homeland War Museum)

You can see the other finalists for the award here.

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