Museum of the Year/Gallery of the Year

The Museum/Gallery of the Year title is awarded by the Minister for outstanding achievements in the implementation of basic professional activities in a museum or gallery, and comprehensive professional approach. The jury's basic criterion in evaluation is the quality of the presented contest items, compliance with professional orientation and specialization of the museum or gallery, and adherence to the ethical principles of museum practice. Museums or galleries that aspired to the title had to achieve outstanding results in all 5 contest subjects – from acquisition, greatly valuing the collection fund, to scientific research activities, and to the safety and professional protection of collection items, all the way to the presentation and interpretation of the collection items and new forms of public relations, internet and media promotion.

The granting of the title was decided by a nine-member jury appointed by the Minister of Culture based on the proposal from the Association of Museums in Slovakia, Council of Slovak Galleries, the Slovak National Museum, the Slovak National Gallery and the Ministry of Culture.

Every year just two institutions can obtain this title – one in the category of specialized museums and galleries with nationwide scope, the second in the category of regional, municipal and local museums, regional, municipal and local galleries.

Museum of the Year/Gallery of the Year (with nationwide scope)
2014National History Museum in Galanta
2013The Slovak Technical Museum in Košice
2012no title granted
2011Slovak Mining Museum in Banská Štiavnica
2010Slovak Technical Museum in Košice
2009no title granted
2008Technical Slovak Museum in Košice
2007NBS – Museum of Coins and Medals in Kremnica
2006Slovak National Museum – Natural Museum in Bratislava
2005Museum in St. Anton
2004Museum of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) in Banská Bystrica
2003NBS – Museum of Coins and Medals in Kremnica
Museum of the Year/Gallery of the Year (regional, urban and local)
2014Nitra Gallery in Nitra
2013Ernest Zmeták Art Gallery in Nové Zámky
2012City Gallery of Bratislava
2011City Museum of Bratislava
2010City Gallery of Bratislava
2009Central Slovak Museum in Banská Bystrica
2008City Museum of Bratislava
2007City Gallery of Bratislava
2006Liptov Gallery of P. M. Bohúň in Liptovský Mikuláš
2005Liptov Museum in Ružomberok
2004Záhorie Museum in Skalica
2003Šariš Museum in Bardejov