The National Museum of Photography "Marubi" has been selected among 50 European museums that have brought extraordinary innovations in public quality in the last 40 years.
The ranking was made by Routledge, in the next issue of the magazine "Review of Influential Museums, four decades of innovation and public quality in European museums".
The selection was made by professionals in the field of museology, who also served as a jury for the European Museum of the Year award.
The National Museum of Photography ‘Marubi’ was established in 2016 and came as a need to identify and promote the photographic archive of the Marubi Dynasty and other photographers of the city of Shkodra, a unique cultural heritage of its kind.
At the center of the museum project is the legacy of ‘Foto-Studio Marubi’, founded in 1856 by Pietro Marubi, the Italian painter and photographer who had come and settled in Shkodra at that time.
The activity of the studio over the years would be directed and enriched by three generations of photographers until the early 1950s when Gegë Marubi.
The new museum has been created as a space to promote the valuable dialogue between tradition and modernity, past and present.
In 2017, the museum was among the finalists nominated for the prestigious EMYA Award as European Museum of the Year.