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MoLI wins Europa Nostra Award

MoLI wins Europa Nostra Award

We are thrilled to announce that the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) has won a prestigious European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award in the Citizens’ Engagement and Awareness Raising category. MoLI will be presented with the award alongside other winners in a ceremony in Venice in September this year. 

MoLI was singled out by the Europa Nostra jury for its work as a heritage project fostering social cohesion, inclusion, multicultural dialogue and nurturing a sense of place and belonging. The Europa Nostra Awards are the European Commission’s most important cultural heritage awards, and every year identify best practices in the conservation and enhancement of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Speaking on receipt of the news, MoLI’s Director, Simon O’Connor, said: 

“The founding patrons and partners in UCD and the National Library of Ireland had the ambition and vision to create a major literary institution in the University’s original home that would open reading and writing to all audiences. We have never taken achieving that ambition for granted, and welcoming visitors from every imaginable walk of life to this spectacular facility has been at the centre of our work.

From toddlers to teenagers, academics to pensioners learning to read for the first time, sharing the empowering and democratic value of the written and spoken word is what motivates us every day. To receive this award is a welcome acknowledgement of that work, and due recognition for the vision of our partners and patrons. It is an award for them, and the community of visitors who inspire us.”

The museum is also eligible for an additional Europa Nostra Public Choice Award, where members of the public across Europe are able to cast their vote for their favourite award winner. Please cast your vote in favour of MoLI today!

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