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Awards and honourable mentions for the POLIN Museum

Awards and honourable mentions for the POLIN Museum

  1. 2008 – The POLIN Museum building was awarded the prestigious International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
  2. 2013 – First prize in the Eurobuild Awards for the best commercial or public building design in the Architectural Design of the Year category.
  3. 2013 – Contractor of the museum's undulating walls in sprayed concrete (shotcrete) technology was awarded the US Outsanding Shotcrete Project of the Year award in the International Project category.
  4. 2014 – SARP Award of the Year, awarded by the Association of Polish Architects (SARP), and Award for the Best Architectural Object Built Using Public Funds under the Honorary Patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland for the POLIN Museum building.
  5. 2014 – POLIN Museum distinguished by readers of POLITYKA weekly in the Architectural Award poll (the building was among the five finalists for the "Polityka" Architectural Award for 2013 and won in the Internet poll).
  6. 2014 – The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) has awarded the POLIN Museum the Findlandia Prize for Achitecture.
  7. 7 February 2015 – "Wdecha" Award for 2014 in the category "Venue of the Year" awarded by "Co Jest Grane" magazine.
  8. 10 February 2015 – The POLIN Museum building reached the semi-finals of the international Mies van der Rohe architectural competition organised by the European Commission and Parliament and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation.
  9. 24 April 2015 – 35th "Sybilla" Competition for the Museum Event of the Year 2014 – honourable mention in the Historical and Archaeological Exhibitions category for the permanent exhibition "1000 years of the history of Polish Jews" and in the Conservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage category for the conservation of the sukkah from Szydłowiec, awarded by the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections.
  10. 20 May 2015 – Culture.pl Superbrands award for the POLIN Museum.
  11. 26 May 2015 – Historical Event of the Year 2014 – Finalist in the "Event" category for the permanent exhibition "1000 years of the history of Polish Jews", an award granted by the Polish History Museum to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.
  12. 9 September 2015 – Best Tourism Product of the Mazovian Voivodeship 2015 awarded by the Mazovian Regional Tourism Organisation and the Polish Tourism Organisation.
  13. 30 September 2015 – Honorable mention for the POLIN Museum in the 9th edition of the competition "Mazovian Museum Events – WIERZBA" in the category "Most interesting exhibition organised by a museum institution in Mazovia" for the temporary exhibition "Warsaw, Warsze".
  14. 16 October 2015 – Best Tourism Product of 2015 certificate awarded by the Polish Tourism Organisation.
  15. 19 November 2015 – Nomination for the European Museum of the Year Award by the European Museum Forum.
  16. 14 December 2015 – Senior Friendly Place certificate in the 1st edition of the competition organised by the "Zaczyn" Foundation and the Capital City of Warsaw.
  17. 1 February 2016 – Volunteer Friendly Institution certificate (valid until 1 February 2018) awarded by the Unit for Social Innovation and Research - "Stocznia" Foundation and the National Volunteer Centre Network in Poland as part of the Good Volunteering programme.
  18. 11 or 12 February 2016 – Property Design Award 2016 in the Structure: Public Facility category awarded during 4 DESIGN DAYS at the International Congress Centre in Katowice.
  19. 9 April 2016 – European Museum of the Year Award 2016 presented by the European Museum Forum.
  20. 6 May 2016 – European Museum Academy Prize awarded by the European Museum Academy.
  21. 21 May 2016 – the Museum was a finalist for the Micheletti Award 2016.
  22. 23 May 2016 – 36th "Sybilla" Competition for the Museum Event of the Year 2014 – honourable mention for the series of virtual exhibitions "In Hiding", which commemorated the stories of rescuing Jews during the Holocaust.
  23. 22 September 2016 – Third place in the 10th edition of the competition "Mazovian Museum Events – Wierzba", in the category "Most interesting museum publication published or co-published by a museum institution" for the publication of the book "Bramy nieba. Bóżnice drewniane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej" by Maria and Kazimierz Piechotkowie; Publisher: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Polish Institute of World Art Studies, Warsaw 2015 .
  24. 27 September 2016 – Gold Winner in the Lovie Awards competition, in the category Websites: Schools & Education for the "Jewish Warsaw" multimedia online platform (warsze.polin.pl/en).
  25. 13 October 2016 – Czech Architecture Award "Stavba Roku".
  26. 11 May 2017 – Award for the founders of the POLIN Museum in the category TOP Municipal Investment 2017 – Special PPP Edition, awarded by Portalsamorzadowy.pl.
  27. 15 May 2017 – European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage – Europa Nostra 2017 in the category "Education, Training and Awareness Raising" for the POLIN Museum for the implementation of the educational programme "Jewish Cultural Heritage".
  28. 16 May 2017 – 2016 "Sybilla" Award in the Art Exhibition category for the exhibition "Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland" in the 37th edition of the competition.
  29. 18 May 2017 – honourable mentions in the Most Beautiful Books of 2016 competition for "Małe POLIN. Przewodnik po Wystawie Stałej Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN [Little POLIN. Guide to the Core Exhibition of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews]" and "Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland".
  30. 25 May 2017 – Gazeta Wyborcza" readers' Choice Award "Man of the Year 2017" in the field of Culture – for Director Dariusz Stola.
  31. 3 July 2017 – Social Campaign of the Year 2016 award for the Daffodils socio-educational campaign in the category "Public Institution Campaign".
  32. 21 September 2017 – awards in the 11th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – Wierzba" competition:
    • Third place for the Daffodils socio-educational campaign in the category "Best educational project organised in 2016".
    • Third place for the new version of the Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History portal in the category "Best open museum project organised in 2016".
    • Honourable mention for the exhibition "Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland" in the category "Most interesting exhibition organised in 2016".
  33. 11 January 2019 – nomination for "WDECHY 2018" Awards of the "Co Jest Grane" magazine in the category "Event of the Year" for the exhibition "Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath".
  34. 25 February 2019 – "Stołek" award of the "Gazeta Stołeczna" newspaper for Director Dariusz Stola.
  35. 1 March 2019 – cultural award of Onet and the City of Kraków "O!Lśnienia 2018" in the Visual Arts category – for Director Dariusz Stola and the team of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in particular for the exhibitions "Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath" and "In King Matt’s Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence".
  36. 17 May 2019 – the exhibition "In King Matt’s Poland" and "King Matt’s" Family Education Area received the Grand Prize in the category of Child-Friendly Event and Place of the Year in the competition of the Committee for the Protection of Children's Rights.
  37. 27 May 2019 – honourable mention in the "Sybilla" Competition for the Museum Event of the Year 2018 in the "Management" category for the Virtual Shtetl portal.
  38. 27 May 2019 – honourable mention in the "Sybilla" Competition for the Museum Event of the Year 2018 in the "Education" category for the Daffodils socio-educational campaign.
  39. 10 June 2019 – an award in the "Idol 2019" competition organised by the Foundation "Szansa dla Niewidomych" for a cultural institution adapted to the needs of blind people.
  40. 27 July 2019 – first place for the exhibition "In King Matt’s Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence" in the category "Independent" of the 13th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – WIERZBA" competition.
  41. 27 July 2019 – third place for the catalogue entitled: "In King Matt’s Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence", a collective work edited by Tamara Sztyma and Anna Czerwińska in the category "Most interesting museum publication published or co-published by a museum institution in 2018", in the 13th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – WIERZBA" competition.
  42. 27 July 2019 – third place for the project entitled: "‘Remembering Together – a celebratory concert on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising" in the category "Best open museum project organised in 2018", in the 13th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – WIERZBA" competition.
  43. 27 July 2019 – honourable mention for the exhibition "Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath" in the category "Most interesting exhibition organised in 2018", in the 13th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – WIERZBA" competition.
  44. 7 October 2019 – the Golden Sunflower Prize for the exhibition "In King Matt’s Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence" in the category LOGIC.
  45. 23 October 2019 – 2nd Prize for the exhibition campaign "In King Matt’s Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence" in the Promotional and Marketing Campaigns category in the "Visible Museum" competition of the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections.
  46. 23 October 2019 – 3rd prize in the Social Media Management category in the "Visible Museum" competition of the National Institute for Museums and Public Collections.
  47. 28 October 2019 – 3 Effie Poland Awards for the POLIN Museum and Saatchi & Saatchi IS for the campaign "Different story – the same hate" (as part of the programme "Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath").
    • Silver in the category: Culture, entertainment, media, gaming
    • Bronze in the category: Positive change: PR-Led
    • Bronze in the category: Smart budget.
  48. 27 November 2019 – Silver at the MIXX Awards 2019 competition for the campaign "Different story – the same hate" (as part of the programme "Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath") for the POLIN Museum and Saatchi & Saatchi IS.
  49. 30 March 2020 – "Senior Friendly Place" certificate granted by the Warsaw Senior Citizens' Council at the Warsaw City Hall.
  50. 14 September 2020 – winner of the 14th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – Wierzba" competition.
    • First place in the category "Most interesting museum publication" for the publication entitled "Gdynia – Tel Aviv", concept and scientific editing: Artur Tanikowski.
    • Honourable mention in the category "Most interesting exhibition", for exhibitions organised by major museums, for the temporary exhibition "Gdynia – Tel Aviv".
  51. 19 October 2020 – 40th "Sybilla" Competition for the Museum Event of the Year 2019.
    • Award in the "Management" category for the management of the genealogical resources at the Resource Centre of the POLIN Museum.
    • Honourable mention in the category "Temporary exhibitions" for the exhibition "In King Matt’s Poland: The 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence".
  52. 29 July 2021 – winner of the 15th edition of the "Mazovian Museum Events – Wierzba" competition.
    • o    Third place in the '"Best Open Site" category for Leśmian's Meadow
  53. 14 September 2021 – jury award in the "Music" category of the "Sunflowers" competition for the sensory-friendly concert series.
  54. 27 October 2021 – Warsaw Cultural Education Award 2021 in the category "Art Institutions and Museums".
    • Second prize to Myroslava Keryk (Foundation "Nasz Wybór") and Małgorzata Waszczuk (POLIN Museum) for the course "Urban Multicultural Histories."
    • Third Prize to Sonia Ruszkowska (POLIN Museum) for the project "Theatre is a Verb" prepared jointly with Drama Way.
  55. 30 June 2022 – European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards.
    • Award for the TISH Jewish Food Festival in the category "Education, Training and Awareness Raising".
  56. 25 July 2022 – Mazovian Museum Events – WIERZBA
    • Second place ex aequo for the exhibition 'Wilhelm Sasnal: Such a Landscape" in the category "Exhibitions prepared by major museums".
    • Third place ex aequo for the project "Museum in a Box" in the category "Educational project".
    • Third place ex aequo for the project "Personal Stories – a Series of Films and an Educational Conference" in the category "Museums on the Web".
  57. 30 July 2022 – Good Practices Certificate for the POLIN Conference Centre in the categories:
    • Barrier-free Tourism
    • Sustainable Tourism
    • Hygienically Safe Facility
  58. 28 September 2022 – Warsaw Cultural Education Award
    • Second prize to Katarzyna Jankowska in the category "Art Institutions and Museums" for the educational project "Peers as Guides. Inspired by Heritage."
  59. 24 October 2022 – the 5th "Visible Museum" Review
    • First prize in the Promotional and Marketing Campaigns category for the 2021 Daffodils Campaign project.
    • Second prize in the Website Graphics category for the website "What's Cooking? Jewish Culinary Culture", whatscooking.art.
  60. 17 July 2023 – honourable mentions in the 17th edition of the WIERZBA Mazovian Museum Events competition
    • for the exhibition "What’s Cooking? Jewish Culinary Culture" in the ‘Exhibition’ category, organized by larger museums,
    • for "Events dedicated to Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian heritage involving people from Ukraine" in the ‘Open Project’ category,
    • for "TISH Jewish Food Festival – poster for the 5th edition" by Aleksandra Jasionowska in the ‘Museum Poster’ category.
  61. 23 October 2023 – 2023 Warsaw Cultural Education Award in the ‘Diverse and Multicultural Societies’ category.
    • Third prize for Maria Alster for the POLIN Youth Culinary Academy educational project.

For the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland

  1. 13 January 2015 – Paszport Polityki (award of the Polityka weekly magazine) – Special Award for the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.
  2. 23 April 2015 – Jan Wejchert Award of the Polish Business Roundtable – Special Award for the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.
  3. 26 May 2015 – Historical Event of the Year 2014 – Finalist in the "Event" category for the permanent exhibition "1000 years of the history of Polish Jews", an award granted by the Polish History Museum to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.
  4. 6 June 2016 – Kryształowe Zwierciadło Award for 2016 – special award for the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.
  5. 2 March 2018 – Award of the Capital City of Warsaw for the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland.