Online exhibition on top winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017 launched

Europa Nostra launched today an online exhibition dedicated to the top winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017 on Google’s Arts & Culture platform. This online platform, created by the Google Cultural Institute, allows cultural heritage to be accessible to all thanks to informative and immersive exhibitions.

The exhibition details the European Heritage Awards Ceremony held on 15 May 2017 in Turku, Finland, and introduces the 7 Grand Prix laureates and the winner of the Public Choice Award with a video of the announcement and subsequently of the recipient’s remarks on their success. Photographs of the Ceremony and of these top winning projects feature throughout, alongside text detailing further information and key facts.

The 7 Grand Prix winners of 2017 are:

Category Conservation

Baroque Complex and Gardens in Kuks, Hradec Králové Region, CZECH REPUBLIC
The King’s Road across Filefjell, NORWAY
Cultural Palace, Blaj, Transylvania, ROMANIA
Roof for the Ruins of the Monastery of San Juan, Burgos, SPAIN

Category Research

Bosch Research and Conservation Project, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, THE NETHERLANDS

Category Dedicated Service

Mr. Ferdinand Meder, Zagreb, CROATIA

Category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising

Centre of Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, CYPRUS

The winner of the Public Choice Award 2017 is Mr. Zoltán Kallós, who has devotedly compiled collections of music, dance, storytelling and crafts of the Hungarian, Romanian, Saxon and Roma communities of Transylvania in Romania for over 70 years.

This exhibition aims to promote the success of the 7 Grand Prix laureates and the winner of the Public Choice Award in the long-term through the existence of this permanent online platform, which itself brings greater awareness to cultural heritage treasures around the world.

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