The Best in Heritage 2020 goes Digital

The Best in Heritage annual conference, in main partnership with the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and Europa Nostra, and with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the EU, is going digital in 2020!


Estimating the consequences of the pandemic and its aftermath, The Best in Heritage organisers concluded to call off this year’s gathering in Dubrovnik, but not the edition itself. The project remains dedicated to delivering an annual overview of best practices in museums, heritage and conservation.

The goal is to offer insights into these award-winning achievements and share them further with both the professional and civil community concerned with care and communication of cultural heritage by:

  • producing a series of forty-two interviews with representatives of award-winning achievements from the past year on their YouTube channel over the next months;
  • releasing the keynote talks by the representatives of two “Projects of Influence” for 2019;
  • publishing the yearly conference publication in digital format available online;
  • including this year’s edition contents on their website.

The series starts in late June, with roughly three fresh interviews being released weekly. The finale will be reached at the end of September, when the Jury comprised of six moderators and two last year’s winners will vote for the Best in Heritage and IMAGINES 2020 “Project of Influence”.

Among the award-winning achievements to be highlighted are former European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards laureates (VERONA: Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access, Le Dimore del Quartetto, Stewards of Cultural Heritage, The Portal of Glory, The Queen Louise Adit Complex, Fortified Settlement of Mutso).

So, do subscribe to The Best in Heritage YouTube channel, follow the news on Twitter and Facebook, make sure you receive monthly newsletters and dig into the project’s online archive, while fresh additions are being prepared, to stay up-to-date with #TBIH2020.

Europa Nostra and its Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg – Mihailović, in her new capacity as co-chair of the Board of Stakeholders of Best in Heritage, continue to be a proud partner of this important initiative, alongside ICOM.