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The Panamanian Biomuseo has been selected among the finalists for the prestigious award “Leading Culture Destinations”, a platform created to explore, recognize and promote the best places to live cultural experiences worldwide. The Biomuseo has managed in a short period of time to captivate the world’s imagination by narrating how the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea to change the world.
The multicolored structure, right in the middle of the Amador Causeway, was selected, along with 30 other museums in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The finalist will be selected on Friday, October 9, at a ceremony in London, England.
In its second year, this award seeks to recognize and celebrate the success of cultural institutions worldwide, especially in this era where museums are seen as attraction centers offering leisure activities and a place to enjoy artistic works.
Following this line, the “Leading Cultural Destinations” prize jury has chosen elite institutions from six global regions, considering five categories: architecture and spatial design, programming and exhibits, food and beverage, shopping, and digital experience.
According to organizers, the finalists make a vital contribution to the international cultural scene and were chosen because of their visionary approach, iconic architecture and bold content.
The “Leading Culture Destinations” Awards aim to highlight the most exceptional experiences offered by the museum to its visitors, while sharing their best practices at the time of responding or adapting to the changing landscape of global culture.
The Biomuseo is participating in the Best Emerging Culture Destination category and will be accompanied by relevant institutions such as the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, the Louis Vuitton Foundation of France, China Sifang Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art US and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Canada.
The Museum of Biodiversity or Biomuseo is located on the Amador Causeway, a narrow strip of land that juts into the Pacific and marks the south “gateway” of the Panama Canal. It was designed by renowned Canadian architect, Frank Gehry, famous for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
The museum offers lectures, discussions with specialists and scientists, guided walks to see birds and butterflies, cooking competitions, film shows, appreciation of architecture and wildlife samples.
The permanent exhibition, which has been visited by 110 thousand people, delves into the origin and evolution of the Isthmus, with elements of wildlife that include the biodiversity of the area and at the same time contain a message to save the environment.
For more information visit BiomuseoPanama.org