Heritage in Motion Awards ceremony 2016 held in Lesbos, Greece
The Provincie of Limburg in Belgium received the Heritage in Motion ‘Best Achievement Award’ for its project ‘Limburg 1914-1918, Small Stories from a Great War’ during a special ceremony held on 20 May 2016 in Lesbos, Greece. Heritage in Motion is an annual multimedia competition on themes related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites. It celebrates the best multimedia achievements and products which raise public awareness about the outstanding value of Europe’s heritage in all its facets. Heritage in Motion is a joint initiative of the European Museum Academy, Europa Nostra and Europeana.
Limburg 1914-1918, Small stories from a Great War is a multi-layered project that smartly combines many different communication tools to engage a large audience in the personal memories of the Great War. “This is an impressive long-term project which is a testament to the enthusiasm of the creators and the local community. This ‘firing on all cylinders’ approach cleverly combines many different forms of media in different settings to tell emotional and personal stories of the Great War that hit home,” stated the Jury.
The other winners of the Heritage in Motion Awards 2016 are:
Virtual Architecture Museum: Russia by Vizerra
Category: apps for mobile devices
“This is a multi-faceted valorisation of architectural heritage, introducing innovative methods of digital preservation. This huge and time-consuming research project gives archives a chance to show their holdings in an engaging way,” affirmed the Jury.
ArchivPortal – D – Building a German Archives Portal: Germany by Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg
Category: websites and online content
“This well-structured website is easy to navigate, leads quickly to digitized objects and is suited for the needs of very different users. A solid project and an example for other archives,” noted the Jury.
Strong Water: interactive exploration on the history of the Dutch Waterline: The Netherlands by IJsfontijn and Platvorm
Category: Games & Interactive Experiences
“This is a good combination of the virtual and the physical. While the individual aspects of the exhibition are not necessarily innovative, it is the total concept that impressed the jury, combining enticing ideas such as ‘what-if’ scenario’s to create an inspired interactive experience,” emphasised the Jury.
The presentation ceremony took place at the Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production, during the annual conference of the European Museum Academy, a founding partner of this initiative.