Week-ending 25 June 2021
On 22 June 2021 Moscow’s Gulag History Museum was awarded the Council of Europe’s Museum Prize at a ceremony in Strasbourg’s Palais Rohan.
PACE, 23 June 2021: The 2021 Council of Europe Museum Prize was awarded to Moscow’s Gulag History Museum during a special ceremony in Strasbourg’s Palais Rohan last night. PACE President Rik Daems presented the Museum’s Director Roman Romanov with the trophy, a bronze statuette by Joan Miró entitled “La femme aux beaux seins” – which the museum may keep for a year – as well as a diploma and cheque. Congratulating the winning museum, he said it “tackles, with rare honesty, some of the very difficult issues about human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the 20th century”.