honorary mention audax textielmuseum

The cepezed-renovated and expanded Audax Textile Museum in Tilburg received an honorary mention this Saturday during the awards ceremony of the European Museum of the Year Award. The Madinat al-Zahra Museum in Cordoba, which has the Moorish history of Spain as its subject, may call itself museum of the year 2012.

There were six Dutch musea between the 45 nominations from 19 countries, such as as the 'lively and interactive' Children's Books Museum in The Hague and the Glass Museum in Leerdam. The jury was particularly impressed however by the Textile Museum, and especially by the way in which it blends past, present and future by being a museum, laboratory, academy and production facility at the same time, thus demonstrating how culture can be regenerated in an innovative manner.