OMM shortlisted for 2020 Museums + Heritage Awards
The Museums + Heritage Awards are the most prestigious annual awards within the heritage sector, celebrating excellence within the industry across the globe for 18 years.
OMM – Odunpazarı Modern Museum has been shortlisted for the “International Project of the Year”, a category which awards the achievements of museum projects outside of the UK.
Founded by art collector and businessman Erol Tabanca and designed by acclaimed Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA), OMM attracts visitors not only from Turkey but internationally and has become one of the major destinations in Turkey and the region.
With its impressive design, training programs, seminars, artists meetings, workshops and dynamic exhibition program, OMM aims to increase cultural development and the empowerment of young people’s artistic heritage.
Along with OMM, other nominated organisations under the category of International Project of the Year include Leiden Municipality, Museum De Lakenhal; Barker Langham (on behalf of the Qatar National Museum); The Literature Ireland Museum and the restoration project of Liget Budapest include Olof Palme House.
Given the tough few months endured by the entire sector, Anna Preedy, director of the Museums + Heritage Awards, hopes this year’s shortlist can serve as a much-needed ray of optimism, “shining a spotlight on all of the hard work, creativity and determination that has always been so evident in our museums and heritage visitor attractions.”
Due to the COVID-19, the 18th Museums + Heritage Awards will announce the winners at a virtual ceremony on 22 September.
Image Credit: OMM, Photograph by Batuhan Keskiner.