Photo: Güímar Pyramids Ethnographic Park.
The Güímar Pyramids museum has been nominated for European Museum of the Year 2017. The ethnographic park says that it’s delighted to make the longlist for the award, which is organized by the European Museum Forum under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The Güímar Pyramids is one of 42 nominations of museums in 22 European countries – it is the only one in Spain.
The award is Europe’s longest-running and most prestigious museum prize, with past recipients including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the National Railway Museum in York, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam; the winner in 2016 was the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The final shortlist will be made public towards the end of the year.