The Museum of the Year 2002
In March 2002 Malmö Museer won The Swedish Museums Associations price "The Museum of the Year 2002".
The jury's motivation is as follows:
"With its moving project which has attracted international attention, the museum has shown that memories, in the form of apparently quite ordinary personal objects, can play an important part in the lives of people who flee from their home country. In its firm ties with the multicultural community of Malmö, the museum has involved itself in current social problems in order to assist in lessening prejudice and oppression.
One example of this is the focus they have brought to bear on the vulnerable situation of roma people as a minority group. In their programme of exhibitions and activities Malmö Museums have worked hard to increase and disseminate knowledge of other cultures and ethnic groups, thereby facilitating integration and the inclusion of everyone in society."