Amsterdam Museum Night to give €30k innovation awards to visitors

Museum Night

This year, the Amsterdam Museum Night will celebrate its 15th anniversary by offering the opportunity for innovative projects for a young public to receive cash prizes of €20,000 or €10,000, Het Parool reports.

Among the institutions up for the Golden N8 Plinth prize of €20,000 are the Tropics Museum and the EYE Film Museum. For the Silver prize, €10,000 are the Loon Museum and the Biblical Museum.

The Tropics Museum is in the running because of its 'Good Hair Festival' exhibition, and EYE with its 'Silent Films, Loud Music' project. The Biblical Museum could win silver with its '24hrs Altered States of Consciousness project and the Loon Museum with 'The culture map of the MBO'.

The prizes are there to keep stimulating the contact between museums and young people, Het Parool writes. Museum Night also wants to give young people the opportunity to give more insight into cultural programming in Amsterdam.

People can vote on the winners by buying a ticket for Museum Night after the 1st of October. More information on the projects and tickets to the Museum Night are available on the event website.