Page 1

The Best in Heritage 15th Edition In partnership with Europa Nostra with support of Creative Europe Programme

and the Endowment Fund of ICOM

22 - 24 September 2016

Dubrovnik, Croatia



new technologies and multimedia


Projects of Influence

14th Edition

24 - 26 September 2015

Dubrovnik, Croatia

In 2015, more than 50 major award schemes have announced some 300 award winning museum, heritage and conservation projects from around the world. A new partnership has finally made possible that we widen our reach into the field of new technologies and multimedia and start a new part of the conference on the opening day, - IMAGINES Out of this list of extraordinary achievements, the Best in Heritage Advisory board has approved a selection of the 44 most innovative and professionally interesting candidates. They represent a finelly balanced variety of public quality projects, all striving for professional excellence. All of the featured laureates, coming from diverse cultures and social circumstances, have been previously acclaimed by accomplished and responsible juries. We gratefully assist their choice in gaining further recognition and serving as inspiration to others.

What is the Best in Heritage?

It is an annual, global survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. The conference always takes place in the last week of September, in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Dubrovnik. There, in the charming ambience of an old theatre, the award winners from the previous year, coming from all over the world, present their success stories. It is a rare occasion where the professional world meets the best projects conceived and implemented by civil society organisations, both belonging to the growing heritage sector.

Why the Event?

Heritage professionals need quality information and benchmarking occasions. Our aim is to give these chosen examples of the best practice an opportunity of influence and professional verification in a truly international context. In addition to the inspiring array of best practice, the programme features a rich social and cultural content organised with help of Dubrovnik Museums, all taking place in the Renaissance city core. The gathering is ideal for networking, establishing personal contacts and discussing potential collaboration.

In partnership with Europa Nostra & the Endowment Fund of ICOM

Best in Heritage is organised in partnership with Europa Nostra, the Endowment Fund of ICOM, Meyvaert Glass Engineering and the Museums of Dubrovnik. It is supported by Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Dubrovnik. Registration fees are reasonable and include three days of programme, dinners, concerts, parties, guided city and museum tours and promotional materials.

Opening and IMAGINES Due to the increasing number of award programmes focused on New Technologies and Multimedia, from 2016 onward, a one day event has been added to the programme, where exceptional prize-winners related to Web, Apps, Multimedia, VR, Games, Augmented reality, Audio tours, Online content etc. are featured. The aim is to inform the professional community of these success stories and to keep it uptodate with the latest trends and creative solutions. The participants and moderators will choose the preferred project as the one of influence in this part of the programme. The Opening and the IMAGINES event will take place in VISIA - a splendid new multimedia hall located right after the entrance to Pile city gate. Here are the protagonists...

international design and communication award 2015 for best app winner

Canadian Museum for Human Rights App


date andd time


september 22nd 10:30 - 10:45

CMHR Mobile App

Corey Timpson Vice President Exhibitions, Research and Design

This Mobile App delivers a rich museum experience via a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone. Featuring the first use of iBeacon technology in a Canadian cultural institution, and the largest such use in the world, the free app provides a fully accessible self-guided tour (using audio, images, text and video), an interactive map, a mood meter, online ticketing, information to help plan a visit, and more. The modular design and development of the app acts like an armature, ensuring the easy addition of content, functions, and programs to its original offering.

Corey leads the direction and oversight of all exhibition programs, research and curation, design and production across all media, digital platforms and transmedia storytelling, and collections-based initiatives. Corey’s primary museological focus is to facilitate interactive and dialogic experiences between and among visitors (on-site and online) through the use of mixed media, digital technology, and immersive environmental design, relying on sustainable, scalable, and efficient data and interaction models.

AVICOM FIAMP Award 2015 for Long film / Gold winner

Fundation Gala-Salvator Dali: Dali’s Last Masterpiece



september 22nd 10:45 - 11:00

The Dalí Theatre-Museum, A Journey Through The Artist’s Mind

Montse Aguer Teixidor

The aim of the documentary Dalí’s Last Masterpiece is to describe the artist, his art, his philosophy and his persona, as well as his last and ultimate creation, the Dalí Theatre-Museum, into which he poured his universe and projected his imagination, his dreams, visions, and condensed a life devoted to art. The film seeks to unveil some of the enigmas of the museum through the eyes and words of Dalí himself. As spectators, we accept the artist’s provocation to let ourselves be swallowed up in his final great work.

Montse is the Director of the Dalí Museums and the Centre for Dalinian Studies at the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. Having graduated with a BA (Hons.) in Catalan Philology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a PhD in Contemporary Art, she is one of the members of the institution that met Salvador Dalí personally. In 2012 she was designated a board member of the National Museum Art Centre Reina Sofía of Madrid. She has long-term experience as a curator for exhibitions related to the artist.

Director, Dalí Museums & of Centre for Dalinian Studies

date andd time welch creative

MW2015 Best of the Web Award 2015 for Digital Exhibition and People’s Choice winner




september 22nd 11.00 - 11.15

Rediscover and Engage With Classic Paintings

Peter Pavement

VanGoYourself is designed to help people rediscover and engage with classic paintings in a new way. It allows them to recreate classic scenes from some of the world’s most famous paintings (over 100 works from many collections in Europe and North America) using their own cameras and smartphones ­– and above all themselves – that they can then share with their friends on social media. Produced by Culture 24, VanGoYourself is a Europeana Innovation. It was built by Surface Impression in the UK and designed by Spild af Tid in Denmark.

Peter Pavement is the director of Surface Impression, a digital design and development agency (based in Brighton, UK) that specializes in work for the cultural sector. Peter has been working with museums and heritage organizations for over 15 years, helping them to create engaging digital interfaces to collections, venues and histories. He is also a doctoral researcher at the University of Leicester’s Department of Museum Studies.

DIRECTOR, Surface Impression



september 22nd 11.15 - 11.3o

date andd time Heritage in Motion Best Achievement Award 2015 winner

DOMunder - Tinker Imagineers DOMunder - Underground Visitor Experience

Erik Bär

No other spot in The Netherlands can match the 2000 years of history of the Domplein in Utrecht. It faced only one problem: a major part of its history is underground and literally passed over by everyone. The Domplein Foundation took the initiative to open up this concealed history to the public in a grandiose project: DOMunder. Tinker imagineers designed and produced the underground archaeological visitor experience, in cooperation with JDdV Architects. Visitors assume the role of the archaeologists. Armed with interactive flashlights that activate the underground remains, they descend into the darkness under the Domplein Square in search of its stories.

Erik studied Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science and co-founded Tinker imagineers with Stan Boshouwers. In their hands, Tinker grew to be the leading experience design agency in the Netherlands, with a growing number of international assignments. His DOMunder has received several international design awards, including the Museums + Heritage Award 2015, the Heritage in Motion Best of Achievement Award 2015, Spark Experience Award 2015 and a nomination at the European Museum of the Year Award 2016.

partner/founder, Tinker imagineers



september 22nd 11:30 - 11:45

date andd time

MAPDA 2015 Institution Website Award winner

Australian Centre for the Moving Image Designing a Moving Image Website for a Moving Image Generation

Russell Briggs

ACMI’s goal was to develop an intuitive site that provides its audience with a clear understanding of who they are and its core offering – exhibitions, film and live events; that speaks to a diverse audience, catering equally to those looking for event information and those looking for a richer, curatorial experience; that brings ACMI’s exhibitions, films and talks to life online, with rich and engaging content delivered in interesting ways; that creates clear purchase paths to online tickets sales and merchandise; and that enhances opportunities for individuals and communities to interact with, and contribute creatively to ACMI.

Russell leads the team responsible for development of the permanent galleries, the temporary exhibition programme, touring exhibitions, and the ACMI Collection. A native of California, Russell moved to New Zealand in 2002 and worked at Auckland Museum from 2007-2012, where he was the Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, and Director of the War Memorial. Previously he worked as Executive VP and Creative Director of a high-end multimedia company in California.

Director, Exhibitions & Collections



september 22nd 11.45 - 12.00

MUSE Award 2015 for Open / Gold winner

Europeana Foundation, GLAMwiki Toolset Uploading Large Collections

David Haskiya DIRECTOR Products and Service, Europeana

As a gallery, library, archive or museum (GLAM) sharing collections of images, films and audio on Wikimedia Commons makes it possible to reach an extremely large audience, the users of Wikipedia. who have made it a Top 10 most visited website. However, uploading large collections to Wikimedia Commons with good metadata is not easy. Enter the GLAMwiki toolset (link: https://commons.wikimedia. org/wiki/Commons:GLAMwiki_Toolset), which enables GLAM collection managers to batch upload large datasets to Wikimedia Commons.

Originally an archaeologist David has long since left his trowel in the trenches to work with product management. He is currently the Director of Products and Service at Europeana.

eu prize for cultural heritage / europa nostra award for research and digitization

HERMeS: Heritage Management e-System



september 22nd 12:00 - 12:15

Using Algorithms to Identify Historic Buidlings At Risk

Dr Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou

HERitage Management e System (HERMeS) is a holistic tool for the digital management of Historic Buildings and Settlements. The main objective of HERMeS is to evaluate the vulnerability of historic buildings and propose a decision-making model ranking the needs for intervention in historic buildings. To achieve that, HERMeS uses algorithms identifying the historic buildings at risk. HERMeS asks also citizens to provide data, stories, photographs and events on the Historic Building and update the online information, raising awareness about Cultural Heritage. At the end HERMeS became a huge digitization project and it is used in Tourism, Education and by Local Authorities as a useful digital cultural heritage tool.

Pavlos is a post-doc Marie Curie Fellow Researcher at the renowned Digital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology. Head of Planning and IT at Syros Municipality (Aegean Island) for 14 years and managing director of the Syros Institute (NGO), he organised and taught several seminars & courses in Architecture, Urban Planning and Digital Heritage. With a PhD and two MScs in Architecture, he researches on the digital management of Cultural Heritage.


Heritage in Motion Film and video Award 2015 winner

Gubec Teater by the Museum of Peasant Uprisings in Gornja Stubica



september 22nd 12:15 - 12:30

Turning History into National Multimedia Legend

Vlatka Filipčić Maligec

Gubec Teatar (Gubec Theater) is a multimedia projection mapping project made in Croatia, which combines animation, films and light effects in order to enliven the Monument of the Peasants’ Revolt and Matija Gubec. This historical subject becomes creatively related to the high rhetoric of the work of art, and a special innovation is the “enlivenment” of certain characters, projected on the monument in a swirl of colours and movements, augmenting the impression of the experience over and over again. The project’s aim was to show the quality of new dimensions by relating virtual solutions, works of art and public memory, which turns the real historical adventure into national multimedia-legend.

Vlatka graduated in history. She is doing a postgraduate doctoral study of Croatian culture, and is theauthor of many exhibitions and catalogs, and co-creator of the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Peasant Revolts. She has published several works in the areas of culture, history, museology and cultural tourism. Her areas of interest are particularly Croatian national revival, women’s’ history, the history of museums and the relationship between museology and the history.

HEAD, Museum of Peasant Revolts



AVICOM FIAMP 2015 Medium Film Gold Award winner

september 22nd 12:30 - 12:45

National Palace Museum “Adventure in the NPM : The Formosa Odyssey” An Unexpected Visitor from Qing Period

János Tari

The three National Palace Museum (NPM) treasures, Child Pillow, Jade Duck and Pihsieh, have always started their journeys together. What surprising adventure are they going to bring us this time? One day, an unexpected visitor from the Qing period, a Taiwanese dog with a triangular face, almond eyes and a sickle-shaped tail, walks into the NPM’s multi-media room 210. Following the little black dog, the three characters of the NPM start an unprecedented journey to a beautiful and exciting destination, Taiwan. Riding the Qing Navy’s most innovative Tong-an ship, the NPM treasures set foot on Formosa Taiwan of the 18th century.

János Tari was chief curator for 35 years at the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography. As head of the Film Studio and Archive department there, he has produced documentary films for television, exhibitions and cooperated in editing digital multimedia and internet film catalogue. He is an Associate Professor, head of the video studió of the Károli Gáspár at University of the Reformed Church and at the Faculty of Humanities – Institute of Social and Communication Science in Budapest.

Chair, ICOM/AVICOM Intl. Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies

Heritage in Motion Websites and online content Award 2015 winner

Breaking the Frame Framework Knitters Museum date andd time

Creating Unique Stories


10. september 22nd 12:45 - 13:00

Paul Baker manager

‘Breaking the Frame’ is a unique interactive film activity in which pupils follow the story of a young worker, during the 19th century Luddite uprising. While watching the drama pupils confront dilemmas and thanks to a multi-scene substructure; they make choices which change the film’s direction. Consequently, each group creates a unique story. During the process, the pupils debate issues such as whether to join a gang, engage in criminal damage or steal. Choices are made democratically by voting. Consequently the film uses a historical drama to confront contemporary social issues.

Paul Baker is an experienced, award-winning heritage professional with a track record in site and exhibition development. Paul is currently also a successful freelance consultant. His initiative and creativity have transformed a number of heritage sites throughout England. In 2015, an interactive film which Paul conceived and produced with a team of consultants, as part of a redevelopment programme at the Framework Knitters Museum, was the only British winner at the Heritage in Motion Awards.



september 22nd 14:00 - 14:30

Ludovic Letot

AVICOM FIAMP 2015 Grand Prix winner

HistoPad Chambord A Mediation Tool to Enhance Knowledge, Heritage and The Visitor Experience

Virginie Berdal

In collaboration with Histovery, a French start-up specializing in technical innovations that enhance cultural heritage, the Domaine national de Chambord has co-produced a new mediation tool which is interactive, pedagogical and also at the cutting-edge of technology. Thanks to 3D reconstructions and augmented reality, HistoPad offers visitors a spectacular immersive experience in 8 rooms whose Renaissance décor has been expertly re-imagined by specialists. It includes a digital visitors’ guide for 23 rooms open to the public, with information about their history and collections, and automatic geo-location in all the chateau’s rooms, to help visitors get their bearings and plan their route.

Virginie is a researcher at the conservation and education department of the Domaine national de Chambord. In charge of producing new tools of mediation, she actively collaborates in the implementation of the “HistoPad Chambord” application as a scientific committee member.


MAPDA 2015 Multimedia Award winner

Australian Centre for the Moving Image “China Up Close”

i date andd time

12. september 22nd 14:15 - 14:30

Reaching out to Chinese Audiences through Digital Engagement

Russell Briggs

China Up Close was an expansive program that explored Chinese moving image art, film and culture. It sought to deepen Australian audiences’ understandings of Chinese cultural practice, highlighting its symbiotic relationship with the rapid and powerful changes in Chinese culture and society. The goal was to increase understandings in Australia of key movements, makers and themes in Chinese screenbased art and film, looking at the social, historical and aesthetic context for screenbased work. The distinction between contemporary mainland Chinese artists, diasporic Chinese and local Chinese-Australian artists was also explored.

Russell leads the team responsible for development of the permanent galleries, the temporary exhibition programme, touring exhibitions, and the ACMI Collection. A native of California, Russell moved to New Zealand in 2002 and worked at Auckland Museum from 2007-2012, where he was the Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, and Director of the War Memorial. Previously he worked as Executive VP and Creative Director of a high-end multimedia company in California.

Director, Exhibitions & Collections



september 22nd 14:30 - 14:45

AVICOM FIAMP Award 2015 for Multimedia Art Innovative / Gold winner date andd time

Fondation Louis Vuitton: Archi-Moi Create Your Own Frank Gehry Inspired Designs

Joachim Monegier du Sorbier

“When kids come to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, I want them to elevate their imagination, so they grow up thinking of architecture differently” –Frank Gehry

Joachim joined the Foundation in 2011, 3 years before its opening to public. He started being involved with culture and museums in 2002, working at the Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary art center in Paris. Then he spent 3 years at the Musée du Louvre, organizing events for young audiences. In 2006, he joined the Musée du quai Branly, which had barely been opened to the public. Three years later, and before arriving at the Foundation, he was in charge of marketing for the art shipper André Chenue.

Apprentice Architect (or ArchiMoi in French) is an app for children who want to explore the Fondation Louis Vuitton building and create their own Frank Gehry-inspired designs. It is available on the App Store for free or at the Welcome desk of the Foundation on Ipads, so that kids can discover the architecture and play independently.

Head of Visitor Experience and Interpretation programs

AVICOM’s FIAMP 2015 Web Art Gold Award

La grotte Chauvet Pont d’Arc


14. september 22nd 18:00 - 18:25

“Great Archaeological Sites” Collection: Digital Applied to Heritage

Thomas Sagory

How to “give access” to unreachable sites such as the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave (Ardèche - France)? Dating from 36 000 years BC, the cave was the subject of the 2015 publication of the websites collection: “Great archaeological sites” - archeologie. culture.fr - produced by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germainen-Laye. The website bears witness to a collective approach, from archaeologists to digital designers, presenting the development of the cave and offering a voyage through time to this inaccessible Palaeolithic sanctuary.

Thomas studied Egyptian archaeology, and specialized in photogrammetry and aerial survey using kite aerial photography. He’s working on excavations in France and abroad, including in Egypt, Yemen, UAE, and Ethiopia. As a multimedia project manager trained at Gobelins - École de l’image, he has been working for the French Ministry of Culture and Communication since 2005 to promote heritage and archaeology online through the multimedia websites collection “Great archaeological sites”.

French Ministry of Culture and Communication

MW2015 Best of the Web Award 2015 for Mobile

Field Guides to Australian Fauna – A Suite of Eight Apps


15. september 22nd 15:00 - 15:15

Indetifiying Australian Animals

Dr Elycia Wallis Manager of Online Collections, Museum Victoria

The Field Guides to Australian Fauna are a series of eight apps produced by seven museums working in collaboration. They are designed to help users who might be at home, in a park, or out in the bush to identify Australian animals. Together, the apps feature over 2100 animals, including mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates. They combine detailed animal descriptions with stunning imagery, animal calls, distribution maps and conservation status. The apps are available for both Apple and Android devices, and they’re completely free to download and use.

Dr Elycia Wallis is the Manager of Online Collections at Museum Victoria, a role which involves publishing information about the museum’s collections to websites, apps and into exhibition interactives. Dr Wallis holds a PhD in Zoology and, since broadening her role into digital and online, has also gained a Masters in Knowledge Management. Dr Wallis is also the Project Lead in Australia for the Biodiversity Heritage Library, a project that aims to provide free and open access to full text digitized literature.



september 22nd 15:15 - 15.30

AVICOM / FIAMP 2015 ^multimedia art innovative / Gold winner

Musée de la Civilisation: Danser Joe Dancing Joe – Letting Visitors Join in the Dance!

Stéphan La Roche

In March 2015, visitors to the exhibition Rebel Bodies at Musée de la civilisation, Québec City, were invited to experience contemporary dance through movement. Integrated into a multimedia environment, the voice of a coach – herself a collaborator in the living memory of the work – guided them in recreating a sequence from the celebrated piece Joe (1983) by Québec choreographer Jean-Pierre Perreault (1947 – 2002). The immersive dance workshop Dancing Joe used re-enactment to contribute to the transmission of the tangible and intangible memory of the choreography, allowing a major work from Québec’s choreographic repertoire to live on in the visitors’ bodies.

Since taking the helm in 2015, Stéphan has built upon the institution’s inherent strengths while allowing significant space for new ideas and innovation. This openness and a passion for culture are the cornerstones of his management style, shaped by challenges encountered in the course of his career with various cultural institutions, including Québec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec, the Québec Government Office in Paris, and the Palais Montcalm in Québec City.

executive director

Dubrovnik City Walls Guided Tour september 22nd 16:00 hours

By the kind courtesy of Dubrovnik Tourist board, participants have a free, guided city walls tour organised on Thursday at 16:00 hours. The walk is around 2 kilometres long and takes about two hours. It is advisable to have some head gear and sun protection, and to be ready for heritage industry surprises, like stumbling upon the latest movie or TV show episode shooting location few feet bellow you.

About The City Walls

The Walls of Dubrovnik are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the citizens of the afterward proclaimed city-state. With numerous additions and modifications throughout their history, they have been considered to be amongst the great fortification systems deriving from the Middle Ages. The present shape of the walls was defined in the 14th century after the city gained its full independence from Venetian suzerainty, but the peak of its construction lasted from the beginning of the 15th century until the latter half of the 16th century.

Welcome Ceremony september 22nd, 19:30 - 20.30 hours

The welcome ceremony has been shortened to enable only our main partners and patrons to express their continuing support and allow the time to listen to a brief greeting address from the Mayor of Dubrovnik. Thus we gain more time for a brief introduction on the specific nature of conference and the key-note speech. The two should set up the tone and prepare the participants for the remaining two day survey of best practices.

Keynote Address september 22nd, 20:00 hours

The Keynote address will be delivered by last year’s winner of the Project of Influence award, Ad Geerdink, the Direcor of Westfries Museum from Hoorn, the Netherlands, laureate of the EU Prize for cultural heritage / Europa Nostra award in 2014. Ad, as the bearer of the participants’ recognition, will go further than presenting his Museum. The aim is to offer perspectives on professional quality, centred prevailingly upon the public quality of the projects and institutions. We hold that public quality is superior to other forms of quality, but that it also implies them.

Welcome Dinner Party september 22nd 21:00 - 23:00 hours

After the opening ceremony in Marin Držić Theatre, the Welcome dinner party will be held in Sponza Palace. The good food and Dalmatian wine will help the relaxed atmosphere of the start: usually a great setting for making new and meeting old friends. This magnificant venue has been provided by kind courtesy of Dubrovnik Archives.

Venue: Sponza Palace

The Sponza Palace is a 16th-century palace, built in a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style. During history it had a variety of public functions, including Customs office, Treasury, Bank, Mint and School. It became the cultural centre of the Republic of Ragusa with the establishment of the Academia dei Concordi, a literary academy, in the 16th century. Additionally, the Palace’s atrium served as a trading centre and business meeting place. Today the Palace is home to the City Archives.

Core Programme

In 4 sessions spanning across two days, 28 laureates will present their projects and institutions. They come from all over the world, to share their achievements. Out of 25 minutes at their disposal, 5 is advised as interaction with the audience. The presenters are given guidelines to prepare quality presentations in line with the expectations of attendees. All sessions are led by experienced moderators,who make sure that all goes smoothly and nothing is missed.

Europen Museum Forum / Council of Europe Museum Prize 2015

MuCEM: Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations Marseille, France


Photo Lisa Ricciotti

date andd time

A Museum for The 21st Century

september 23rd 9:30 - 9:55

MikaĂŤl Mohamed head, international relations

Suspended between sky and water, floating at the entrance to the Vieux Port in Marseille, the MuCEM is building new bridges. Its very location means the museum is a major project for the Mediterranean, reshaping its future and forming a meeting point for its two shores. This is the first time that a museum has been devoted to the cultures of the Mediterranean: the MuCEM is unique in that it retraces, analyses and sheds light on, in a single dynamic place, the ancient foundations of this fertile cradle of civilization, as well as the tensions that have been a feature of the area right up to the present day.

With literature degree and master in political sciences, he was head of cultural programming and communication at the French institute in Riga, Latvia, from 2004 to 2007, where he took part in the launch of the institute and the French cultural season (made up of 150 events). he was the fundraiser for several philanthropic entities in Paris in social & medical fields, and was director of the French institute in Tetouan, Morroco between 2008 and 2012. Since 2013 he has been head of international relations at MuCEM in Marseille.


september 23rd 9:55 - 10:20

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015

Nuragic Sculptures of Monte Prama Sardinia, Italy

Presenting The Culture of a Preshistoric Population

Roberto Nardi

In the 1970s, 5178 stone fragments dating back to the 11th to the 8th century BC were excavated by the Archaeological Superintendence of Cagliari (Sardinia) in Monte Prama, Cabras, Oristano. They represent 25 warriors two meters in height and 13 models of nuraghe: a testimony of the culture of the prehistoric population of Sardinia. Between 2007 and 2011 the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica of Rome, implemented a multidisciplinary project with the objective of putting the sculptures on display in a museum. In 2015, new excavations unearthed 2200 fragments and a new phase of the project started.

Roberto Nardi received a degree in archaeology from the University of Rome and in conservation at the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in Rome. In 1982 he founded the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica where he has directed more than 50 projects and training courses in 14 countries, including work at the Arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum, the town of Zeugma in Turkey and the mosaic of the Transfiguration in the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai.

President, ICCM Foundation


september 23rd 10:20 - 10:45

date andd time

Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2015

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Carlisle, United Kingdom

The Foundations of a Family Friendly Museum

Anna Smalley

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust is one of the most prestigious regional museums in North West England. The museum is situated in Carlisle, Cumbria on the borders of the Lake District National Park and along Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The collection is made up of over 400,000 objects of regional and national significance covering fine and decorative art, natural sciences, social history and archaeology. The museum has an award-winning engagement programme that focusses on children, young people and community groups.

Anna graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008 with a first class Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in History. After an internship at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, she became Learning Assistant at Tullie House Museum. Anna is co-chair of the Women Leaders in Heritage Network North West, and an alumni of the Extend leadership programme, run by Engage – the national association for gallery education.

Head of Learning

National Medal for Museum and Library Service 2015 LAUREATE

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New york, United States

4. september 23rd 10:45 - 11:10

World’s Leading Archive on the Global Black Experience

Alvin Starks

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the world’s leading archive on the global black experience. Founded in 1926, the Schomburg is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of black life, history, and culture. With over 10,000,000 items in its collection, the Schomburg provides cultural enrichment through research, public exhibitions, and public programs. The Schomburg is an intellectual and creative institution that illustrates the invaluable and irreplaceable evidence of black people’s contributions and achievements across the diaspora and in the United States. In 2015, Schomburg Center won the prestigious National Medal for its contributions to the society.

Alvin creates and directs opportunities for philanthropic engagement with foundations, individuals, corporations, government and major events. He oversees the Schomburg Center’s Communications and Public Program Departments that are dedicated towards promoting the work and vision of the institution with the public and patrons. His work fosters partnerships with external organizations and develops internal collaborations with various departments.

Director, Strategic Initiatives


september 23rd 11:40 - 12:05

Norwegian Museum Of The Year 2015

Centre for Norwegian Language and Literature date andd time

Hovdebygda, Norway

The Oldest Language Museum in The World

Ottar Grepstad

The Centre for Norwegian Language and Literature (Nynorsk kultursentrum) is a foundation established in 1993, dedicated to preserving and promoting intangible cultural heritage, written culture, the Norwegian language (Nynorsk) and all Norwegian dialects. Our 18 employees run two museums, two festivals, one on-line encyclopedia and eight websites. The Ivar Aasen Centre is the oldest language museum in the world and deals with Norwegian Nynorsk language and literature. The Olav H. Hauge Centre is concerned with poetry of all kinds across the borders of languages.

Ottar Grepstad has been General Director since 1999. He has published 30 books about language, literature, history and intangible cultural heritage, among them Historia om Ivar Aasen (The story of Ivar Aasen) and SprĂĽksansen (The sense of language), both in 2013. In 2015, he published SprĂĽkfakta 2015 (Language facts 2015), a digital story about language in Norway and the world in 867 tables. Extracts in English will be published later in 2016.


Mayor Award, Construction Category, the Kyoto Landscape Award 2015 winner

Kyoto National Museum


september 23rd 12:05 - 12:30

Kyoto, Japan

Learning From The Old to Discover The New: The Heisei Chishinkan Wing

Dr. Sasaki Jōhei

The Kyoto National Museum is located in Japan’s ancient capital, rich in history and culture. The museum’s original main building, now called the Meiji Kotokan, was opened in 1897 and remains a significant example of Japanese Western-style architecture. Complementing it is the award-winning contemporary Heisei Chishinkan Wing, designed by Taniguchi Yoshio and opened in 2014. These spacious galleries house frequently changing exhibitions featuring the museum’s outstanding collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, textiles, lacquers, metalwork and archaeological relics, including many National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties.

Dr. Sasaki is also President of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. Previously, he served as Professor of Kyoto University, Director of the Kyoto University Libraries and Director of the Kyoto University Archives. His research specialty is Japanese early modern painting. For his two-volume publication co-authored with Sasaki Masako Maruyama Ōkyo kenkyū he was awarded the 1997 Kokka Prize, 1999 Japan Academy Prize and 2000 Humboldt Prize. In 2013 he was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit by the City of Kyoto.

Director General


september 23rd 12:30 - 12:55

Museums + Heritage / Innovation Award 2015

date andd time

Battle of Bannockburn by National Trust for Scotland, Historic Scotland & Bright White Ltd york, united kingdom

Unique Approach to Battlefield Interpretation

Chris Walker

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre represents a unique approach to battlefield interpretation. The proposition to visitors is to fight their own battle of Bannockburn, which they do via a 30-player battle simulator. This puts serious gaming at the centre of a world-class interpretation centre for the first time. No physical objects have survived from the battle, and as such the basis of the interpretation is the written historical record. The designers created a variety of innovative digital interactive presentations to tell the story.�

Chris Walker is a founding director of Bright White Ltd. Chris has a passion for driving innovation in learning and museum interpretation. He has been lead designer on many international projects, and helped win awards for both innovation and recognition of excellence in heritage interpretation. Chris is also a founding director of Virtual Case Systems Ltd, and a founding member of the Guild of Media Arts in his home city of York, UK. The Guild is the first new guild for 700 years in the city.

Founding director

European Museum Academy / DASA Award 2015

Museum of Arts in Iron in The Maremma Follonica, Italy


september 23rd 15:00 - 15:25

Towards An Inclusive Museum

Barbara Catalani Architect

The MAGMA tells the technological, artistic and human story of the ironworks of Follonica in its heyday, at the peak of their production. For much of the nineteenth century, the building housing the museum contained a blast furnace for the smelting and casting of iron, known as the Saint Ferdinand’s Furnace. The permanent exhibition brings the old foundry back to life with interactive and multimedia displays arranged in three sections, one on each floor: Art, History, Production.The MAGMA is a museum where lights and sound projections entertain people of all ages.

Graduated in Architecture in Florence, she has obteined a master’s degree with the Scuola Normale of Pisa on Cultural Heritage Management and in History of Art in Siena. She worked with leading figures in the art world, architecture and urbanism, and has curated exhibitions of contemporary art in New York, Florence and Siena. In 2007 she was Project manager in the construction of the Iron Museum of Follonica, MAGMA today, that won the DASA Award 2015. Today she is alderman for culture and education in her city.

Chinese Museums Association Most Innovative Museums Award 2015

Fujian Museum Fuzhou, PR China


september 23rd 15:25 - 15:50

Forming A Cohesive and Creative System

Professor Wu Zhiyue director

Fujian museum is one of the two laureates of Chinese Museum Association’s Award for most innovative museums 2015. As the only award-winning state-owned museum, it is dedicated to forming a cohesive and creative system for exhibition design and implementation, service brand-building, academic research, and administrative management in a museum with the relevant national and community improvements which help the quality of life. All of these consequent, innovative promotions and highlights have obtained extensive reputation and praise from the public as well as the professionals.

Professor Wu, besides his post as the museum director, is the Deputy Director of Fujian Provincial Bureau of Culture Heritage and a National Advanced cultural Intellectual Prize winner. He is a skilled exhibition designer and producer, has distinctive ideas in administrative management and museum’s social service promotion, and believes in the concept of innovative museum brand-building.

MAGNA Awards / National Winner 2015

Mosman Art Gallery: Bungaree’s Farm Mosman, Australia



date andd time

A Site Specific Exhibition

september 23rd 15:50 - 16:15

John Cheeseman Director

Bungaree’s Farm was developed as a site specific exhibition exploring the historical impact of colonialism and framing a contemporary indigenous response. Curated by Djon Mundine, the exhibition of 20 video works by a collective of 15 Australian Aboriginal artists has been described as ‘poignant, humorous and cuts to the bone’. This exhibition won the 2015 Museums Australia National Award (the highest arts industry award that can be given in Australia) and was commissioned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Bungaree’s Farm.

John Cheeseman is the President of the Regional and Public Galleries of New South Wales (RPGNSW). He was previously the Director of Blacktown Arts Centre (Sydney, Australia) and in previous positions has been a cultural planner, cultural development officer, curator and practicing artist. John maintains a strong interest in supporting interpretive projects, cross-artform practices, social engagement and new technologies and is currently pursuing a range of projects focussed on East Asia and international exchange.

11. september 23rd 16:15 - 16:40

Rundling Association Jameln, Germany

Samtgemeinde LĂźchow (Wendland) /Hustedt network

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015

Protecting The Structure of a NASLOFFF Unique Medieval Settlement, and its 19th Century Hallhouses

Adrian Greenwood

The Rundling Association was awarded forGrand a 46 years Prixofincommitment the 2015 Europa and strategic Nostra vision byforits46unpaid Awards years of volunteers, commitment seeking and to protectvision strategic the last by itsremaining unpaid volunteers, Rundling villages to seeking of protect Central the Europe. last remaining Three generaRuntions of dling villages volunteers of Central have worked Europe. tirelessly Three to research and generations of volunteers publish articles have onworked these medieval to tirelessly villages, research to sensitize and publish thearticles public andthese on theirmedieval politicians villages, to their to sensitize vulnerability the and to and public bringtheir the past politicians alive through to their its vulneropen air museum. ability and to The bring Rundlingsverein the past alive believes through thatopen its it isair possible museum. to The protect Rundlingsverein the villages and theirthat believes 19thitcentury is possible hallhouses, to protect by enthe couraging villages and alternative their 19thecological century hallhouses, and small scale by encouraging uses. alternative ecological and small scale uses.

Adrian Greenwood lives in retirement with his partner in a Lower German hallhouse in one of the very last remaining 96 Rundling villages in Europe. All 96 are situated in Wendland, a deeply rural part of northern Germany near the river Elbe. His wish is for these unique villages to attain World Heritage status. He is a British citizen who moved to Germany 18 years ago after a career in social work in the UK, the USA and Ethiopia. He has three children and six grandchildren, all living in the UK.

committee member

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015

Salt Valley of Añana Alava, Spain

12. date andd time

september 23rd 17:10 -17:35

Cultural Landscape of Salt Valley Añana

Andoni Erkiaga Agirre

Valle Salado de Anana is a salt landscape located in Salinas de Anana (Álava - BasqueCountry), 30 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz, where man has taken advantage of the saltsprings for thousands of years to obtain a product that is essential to life - salt. Valle Salado de Anana, is a unique landscape that consists of thousands of platforms or salt pans, springs, channels, wells and storage facilities. The Anana salt works is one of the oldest salt production facilities in the world. “White gold” has been produced here uninterruptedly for 6.500 years.

Andoni has a Master degree in Science in Agriculture Engineering, in Project Management and in Business Administration. He has over 30 years of experience in agriculture, rural development, environmental, integrated water cycle management and waste management related matters. He held various technical positions in the Basque Public Administration, as well as positions of political representation, such as Deputy for Environment in Álava, President of Álava Water Agency, and Counsellor of various Public Companies.

Director, Salt Valley Foundation

13. september 23rd 17:35 - 18:00

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award of Excellence 2015

Conservation of Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple date andd time

Thrissur in Kerala, India

Reinventing Traditions, Conserving The Authentic Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple is a centuries old sacred temple and is also known for being the venue of the famous Pooram festival. It was restored through an effort spanning more than 10 years, involving multiple agencies and more than 300 craftsmen. The project brings to light the spiritual essence of the architecture of Kerala; where the temple is often considered as a living entity. In the restoration process, the same methods and techniques used for the original construction were used and many ancient rituals connected with temple work were followed.

Vinod Kumar architect, dd architects

Vinod Kumar has worked for more than 10 years as the Project co-ordinator for Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple Conservation Project. He runs an independent architectural studio, dd Architects, in Thrissur, which focuses primarily on urban revitalization projects, documentation of vernacular architecture and new designs; inspired by the tradition. He was involved in organizing many international seminars and is currently the co–convener of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), in Thrissur.


september 23rd 18:00 - 18:25

PHOTO Ruben van Vliet

BankGiro Loterij Museumprijs 2015

Fries Museum Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Science And Technology Are Part Of Our Culture

Kris Callens

The Fries Museum connects Friesland, the remarkable province of the Netherlands, and the Frisian people to the world. Originally founded in 1881, since 2013 it has been located in a new building in Leeuwarden, Cultural Capital of Europe 2018. Its activities search for what defines the typical Frisian character and Friesland’s place in a global perspective. Treasures from ancient mounds; the medieval freedom fighter Grutte Pier’s sword; valuable clothing and silverware; the legacy of Mata Hari, executed as a spy at the end of the First World War; inspiring landscape paintings; contemporary arts: together they tell the story of Friesland.

Trained as an art historian, Kris started his career making international exhibitions in Belgium. From 2006 to 2009 he was curator of exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum. Between 2009 and 2015 he was responsible for the collections and the exhibitions of the Zuiderzee Museum, a maritime open air museum incorporating the coast of Friesland. From 2015 he continues his focus on connecting people and collections, material and intangible heritage, past and future at the Fries Museum.


Ethno Dinner Party september 23rd, 21:00 - 23:00 hours

After an entire day of what organisers claim are highly inspiring presentations, it is time to relax and enjoy the hospitality of the host and partner - the Dubrovnik Museums. First, a guided tour of the Dubrovnik Ethnographic Museum will be organised at 20.00 hours. Then, after being greeted by the host, Ms Pavica Vilać, Director of Dubrovnik museums, attendees are in for a treat: a brief concert of traditional music accompanied by local delicacies. By that time the atmosphere is still livelier as people discover common interests and enjoy the relaxed ambiance.

Venue: “Rupe” Granary Dubrovnik Museums take us to The Ethnographic museum located in Dubrovnik Republic’s granary, popularly known as “Rupe”/”The Holes”. The term derives from the name for the underground grain storage areas carved out of bedrock or tufa. It was built in 1590, a four-storey structure with fifteen storage pits in the ground floor and spaces for drying on the upper floors. After the earthquake of 1667, the building was reconstructed into the three-storey building that it is to this day. Ethnographic museum holds some six thousand five hundred objects of the ethnographic heritage of the Dubrovnik region, Croatia and surrounding states.

Saturday, September 24th

The programme continues with the second series of presentations in the Marin DrŞić Theatre, starting at 9:30. After hearing another 14 presentations on Saturday, participants will cast their votes for the project that among the 28 presented, they find most influental, by its qualities. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony in the evening.


september 24th 9:30 - 9:55

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015

Tallinn, Estonia

Photo by Aune Mark

Programme for Owners of Rural Buildings in Estonia Learning by Doing - Training of Heritage-Aware Rural Home Owners

Elo Lutsepp

From 2008 the Estonian Open Air Museum has grown from its original territory, and embarked on a programme of training for owners of rural heritage buildings throughout the country by organizing different training courses and similar activities. Special courses are based on case studies where participants can learn by doing, and thus contribute with their work to the preservation and future maintenance of the vernacular architecture of the different regions of the country. Between 2008 and 2014 the museum organized more than 80 practical training courses and seminars for over 1700 participants.

Elo is a historian with a Masters degree in art history. She has specialized in studying Estonian vernacular architecture. Starting from 2007, she has been Head of the Centre of Rural Architecture at the Estonian Open Air Museum, which was established to realize the development plan of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, Rural Architecture and Rural Landscape: Research and Maintenance. She published several articles both in Estonian and specialist foreign publications.

HEAD, Centre of Rural Architecture, Estonian Open Air Museum

16. september 24th 9:55 - 10:20

Chinese Museums Association Most Innovative Museums Award 2015

Jianchuan Museum Chengdu, PR China

Jianchuan Museum Cluster

Fan Jianchuan curator

Jianchuan Museum Cluster covers an area of 500 km2 and houses more than 8 millions exhibits, including 404 pieces of class A cultural property under national protection. The 4 museums - Japanese War, Folk, “Red Age” and Wenchuan Earthquake - focus on the idea of “Collecting war for peace, collecting lessons for future, collecting disasters for serenity; collecting folk customs for heritage”. There are more than 26 completed and opened exhibition halls. It is a private museum cluster with the investment of largest scale with biggest exhibition area and most collections.

Fan Jianchuan is the founder and president of Chengdu Jianchuan Industrial Group Co., Ltd., an integrated enterprise group engaged in cultural tourism, creative design, real estate development, property management, trade, finance and other activities. He invested more than 1 billion Yuan in Jianchuan Museum Cluster, which has already become a banner of the cultural tourism industry of China. Fan Jianchuan has been honored as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Persons in the Cultural Heritage Protection field in China

17. september 24th 10:20 - 10:45

Europen Museum Forum / Silletto Prize 2015

Photo Amélie Lesieur

Familistère at Guise Guise, France

Dedicated to The Familistère and to Social Utopian Experiments

Frédéric Panni

The Familistère at Guise is a new public site museum dedicated to the Familistère and to social Utopian experiments from the 19th century up to the modern day, located in a small town (pop. 5,500) in northern France. The museum is housed in the “Social Palace “, a world famous model of social and communal housing, a bricks and mortar Utopia founded in 1859 by Jean-Baptiste André Godin, worker, Fourierist, builder, reformer, and social experimenter. The museum is inhabited. This domestic quality, which it cultivates, creates a distinctive ambience to which visitors are particularly receptive.

Frédéric Panni studied philosophy and history of art at the University of Marseille / Aixen-Provence. He graduated in 1991 from the École du patrimoine in Paris (today Institut national du patrimoine) as a heritage curator. He then worked in several French museums. Since 2000, Frédéric Panni has managed the “Utopia” project for the architectural, urban, cultural, economic and social development of the Familistère at Guise, and is the director of heritage and museums for the Familistère.


MW Museum Professional Award 2015

Art UK: Art Detective London, United Kingdom


date andd time

september 24th 10:45 - 11:10

Important Symbol of Identity and a Powerful Educational Resource

Andrew Ellis

Art UK is the online home for art from every public collection in the United Kingdom. Art UK already features over 200,000 oil paintings by some 38,000 artists. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, hospitals and other civic buildings across the United Kingdom. Later in 2016 we will be expanding the project to include watercolours, pastels, drawings and prints uploaded by collections. And in 2017 we aim to add sculptures. The public is invited to contribute knowledge about artworks through Art Detective and to tag artworks through Art UK Tagger.

Andrew has been Director of Art UK since its launch in 2003 when it was called the ‘Public Catalogue Foundation’. Over this period he oversaw the project to digitise the UK’s collection of oil paintings in public ownership, developed the charity’s Your Paintings partnership with the BBC and led its subsequent evolution into Art UK. In the distant past he read Economics at Cambridge before joining the investment bank Robert Flemin. He is a Trustee of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association.


19. september 24th 11:40 - 12:05

Valvasor Award 2015

Pomurje Museum: Radgona Bridges Murska Sobota, Slovenia

Stories About Common Past and Present

Metka Fujs

Pomurje Museum Murska Sobota acts in an area where four state borders join Slovenian, Austrian, Croatian and Hungarian - and, therefore, can present a lot of stories and connecting projects, including connections between museums as institutions, between programs, between typical cultural heritage and traditional elements, and between collections. However, there are not many stories like the one about the old town Radgona/Radkersburg and the two museums, with help of their collections, keep it alive for the public.

Since 1983 she has worked as a curator in the regional Pomurje Museum, and has been its director since 2003. Metka is the author of several articles on the topic of local history with an emphasis on the development of the Slovene cultural identity in a multinational and multicultural environment. She is the author and co-author of several permanent and temporary exhibitions and catalogues. Three of these exhibitions have received the highest national award in the field of museums.

project leader, co-author and director

20. september 24th 12:05 - 12:30

ICOM Russia award “The best project on work with the community”

“Karenina Live” Leo Tolstoy Museum and Estate Yasnaya Polyana Tula Region, Russia

A Live Reading Marathon

Fekla Tolstoy Head of Development, Leo Tolstoy State Museum in Moscow

Karenina: Live Edition was an Internet project carried out jointly between the Leo Tolstoy Museum Estate ‘Yasnaya Polyana’ and Google, which set out to to promote Tolstoy’s masterpieces as well as generally encourage people to read. This was a non-stop, 36-hour, live reading marathon, with more than 700 people reading from 10 countries and more than 30 cities around the world. Each person would read a page, after which the floor would be passed to a new reader in a new location, with the help of Google technology. The entire reading was broadcast live on YouTube and was viewed in more than 100 countries, which set a new Guinness World Record.

The great-great granddaughter of Leo Tolstoy began her career as a journalist, working as a presenter on TV and radio, as well as writing for a number of newspapers and magazines. She has written and produced a number of documentaries on culture. Since 2012 Fekla has been working at the Leo Tolstoy State Museum in Moscow. She was the creator and producer of a number of projects relating to literature and the internet, including Tolstoy in One Click, Karenina: Live Edition and War and Peace: Big Read Marathon.

Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums 2015

Hellenic Museum


Melbourne, Australia

september 24th 12:30 - 12:55

Gods, Myths and Mortals – Greek Treasures Across The Millennia

John Tatoulis

The Hellenic Museum’s Gods, Myths and Mortals exhibition comprises over 180 priceless treasures on long term loan from the Benaki Museum, Athens. The exhibition spans 8,000 years of Greek history and culture and relates to key moments and aspects of the Greek experience. It is divided, chronologically, into four periods in a design inspired by the labyrinth, from the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The artifacts present a picture of technological, cultural and religious shifts and are supported by a series of events and public programs, including monthly Socratic discussion groups.

When John was appointed CEO in 2013, he brought with him significant experience in arts management and creative projects development having worked in the area of the Arts, Media and Communications, predominantly in the field of Film and Television for the last 30 years. As a result, over the past three years the Hellenic Museum’s direction has changed dramatically from being mostly a vessel for the display of 3rd party collections to becoming a content creator and exhibitions innovator with a strong narrative focus.

Chief Executive Officer

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 laureate

Wonders Of Venice: Virtual Online Treasures In St. Mark’s Area Venice, Italy


date andd time

september 24th 15:00 - 15:25

First Virtual Online Museum Devoted to Venice

Edda Battistella & Maria Teresa De Gregorio

Wonders of Venice: Virtual Online Treasures in St. Mark’s Area is a website, meravigliedivenezia.it, translated into 10 languages and accessible from PC, tablet and smartphone thanks to responsive technology. It allows the user to access multimedia content related to prestigious historical and artistic works (approximately 400 works of art), symbols of the history and culture of the Republic of Venice (the “Repubblica Serenissima”), which are located in and around St. Mark’s Square. The aim of this innovative cultural project has been to create the first ever virtual online museum devoted to Venice.

Edda Battistella worked as an English teacher until 2008 when she started dealing with different matters including Tourism, Agriculture, Culture and Sport as chief secretary for several regional Assessors at Veneto Region. Maria Teresa De Gregorio is head of Regional Cultural Department in the Veneto Region and oversees cultural and entertainment activities, cultural heritage, museums, archives and libraries. She coordinates the “cultural system” by networking cultural and economic resources with the landscape.

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015

Stonehenge: Surrounding Landscape and Visitor Centre Wiltshire, United Kingdom

23. september 24th 15:25 - 15:50

The Stonehenge Evironmental Improvement Project

Kate Davies

The Stonehenge Environmental Improvement Project (SEIP) improved the landscape of Stonehenge by reducing noise and visual intrusion from inappropriate structures and roads; significantly enhanced the visitor experience through the improved, environmentally sustainable, visitor centre; enhanced the interpretation and improved access to the World Heritage Site; and enhanced the education/learning experience. The project partnership with The National Trust, Highways England, Wiltshire Council, Natural England and the Government, within the framework provided by the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Management Plan 2009-2015, was led by English Heritage.

Kate was appointed General Manager of in September 2013 to oversee the launch of the new visitor centre and overnight transition of the business. She is responsible for all aspects of Stonehenge’s management and stewardship, managing a large team of staff and volunteers. Kate joined English Heritage in 2006 and developed and implemented English Heritage’s first volunteering strategy, establishing a new department to deliver an exemplary national volunteering programme in the heritage sector.

General Manager, StoNEHENGE

24. september 24th 15:50 - 16:15

New Zealand Museum Awards / Best Museum Project 2015

Mataura Museum: “Reinventing the Mataura Museum”

date andd time

Mataura, New Zealand

Bigger on the Inside

David Luoni Heritage Projects Officer, Gore District Council

How can small volunteer community museums reinvent themselves to remain relevant in the 21st century? This was the challenge facing the Mataura Historical Society in 2011. Over the next 3 years the Society’s ten retired volunteers worked with the Gore District Council to reimagine their Museum. In essence the plan involved digitizing the Museum’s collection, building an onsite storeroom, restoring the Society’s 1880’s house museum and sharing the community’s heritage in fresh ways. The Museum reopened in March 2015 and jointly won New Zealand’s 2015 Best Museum Project Award, showcasing how volunteer community museums can address the above challenge on a modest budget.

After 20 years as a litigation and commercial lawyer, David ‘saw the light’ and retrained as a curator. He has a Master of Museum and Heritage Studies from Victoria University of Wellington where his research focused on museum leadership. After graduating, David returned to his home town of Gore, where he works with local heritage organisations undertaking development projects.

25. september 24th 16:15 - 16:40

Canadian Museums Association 2015 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions date andd time

”Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions” Manitoba Museum Winnipeg, Canada

Educating About Water Stewardship

Adèle Hempel Director Research, Collections and Exhibits

Working in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the design team of AldrichPears & Associates and NGX Interactive (Vancouver, BC), and a local advisory committee of stakeholders, the goal of The Manitoba Museum in producing Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions (March 2014) was to present current scientific research on Canada’s second-largest (international) watershed in a format that encourages young people, playing an interactive “Watershed Simulator” game, to learn about water stewardship. Participants are confronted with issues and encouraged to make timely decisions, observing their impact on the lake’s ecosystem.

Previously she was the director of two museums in Atlantic Canada. Hempel obtained her Master of Art Conservation at Queen’s University and Master of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto. She teaches part-time at the University of Winnipeg (Canadian Arts & Cultural Policy) and serves on several boards, including the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada. Fluent in French and German, Hempel is an advocate of community involvement in exhibit planning and interpretation.

Europen Museum Forum / Kenneth Hudson Award 2015

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Geneva, Switzerland

26. september 24th 17:10 - 17:35

Live The Humanitarian Adventure

Roger Mayou DIRECTOR

Emotion, discovery, reflection: the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum offers a unique introductory experience to humanitarian action. An immersive and interactive scenography plunges you into the heart of three major present-day challenges: defending human dignity, restoring family links, and reducing natural risks. These challenges, displayed in three distinctive spaces, designed by internationally renowned architects, invite you to take part in a surprising and informative visit. Twelve contemporary witnesses are the guiding thread of the exhibition. They welcome you and accompany you along the way.

After studying History of Art, German and Linguistics in Geneva and Munich, Roger obtained a Master of Arts in Geneva. He was a museum curator and artistic advisor for a major bank. Since 1998 he has been Director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. He is also a member of the Strategic Council of the University of Geneva. Centered in the cultural field, his career has allowed him to develop his skills in the artistic, economic and humanitarian fields.

27. september 24th 17:35 - 18:00

date andd time

Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism “Best attraction in Vietnam” Award 2015

Vietnamese Women’s Museum Hanoi, Vietnam

Presenting Life Stories of Vietnamese Women

Nguyen Thi Bích Vân

The Vietnamese Women’s Museum is located in the centre of Hanoi. It is dedicated to researching, collecting and exhibiting the life stories and experiences of Vietnamese women. The museum contains three main galleries: Family, History and Fashion. These themes explore the roles of women in contemporary Vietnamese society, and the great contributions they have made throughout history. The VWM collection holds more than 30,000 objects, photographs and documents. The museum hosts a regular series of temporary exhibitions and frequently collaborates with international organizations. Onsite features include a Discovery Room, Museum Shop and Cafe.

Van began her career at VWM in 1987. She worked in several different positions there before becoming Director in 2009. Van has been one of the dynamic pioneers behind the renovation of the museum, developing it as a socially interactive museum and a popular place for women. The museum has been listed as one of the top 25 museums in Asia and the top 10 museums of Vietnam. Involving community - especially disadvantaged women – in the museum’s work is her first priority, giving the museum a special and unique focus.


28. september 24th 18:00 - 18:25

Photo by Alan Williams

date andd time

Art Fund Prize / Museum of the Year 2015

The Whitworth University of Manchester, United Kingdom

2014 / 2015 The Whitworth as A ‘Closed’ and ‘Open’ Gallery

Nicola Walker

The Whitworth is home to internationally renowned collections of modern art, textiles, watercolours, prints, drawings and sculpture. Created in 1889, and sited within a public park, the Whitworth is developing a new vision for the role of a university gallery. During 2014 it underwent the largest transformation in its history with a £15 million development project by MUMA (McInnes Usher McKnight Architects). The redevelopment, supported by major Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England grants, by The University of Manchester and other funders, doubled public space and created state-of-the-art new facilities including expanded gallery spaces, study centre, learning studio, and collections centre.

Nicola manages the Collection Care and the Facilities teams for both the Whitworth and Manchester Museum, University of Manchester. She has long experience of working on collection care, storage projects, and exhibition preparation and installation, and advocate for environmental and collections sustainability. Between 2009-2016 she worked alongside the Whitworth’s design team as Client Coordinator on the development and delivery of the £15m capital development project to extend and refurbish the gallery.

head, collection care & access

Closing Ceremony september 24th 21:00 - 00:00 hours

The Saturday evening is the culmination of the event taking place in the Rector’s palace. All participating projects will receive certificates and plaques joining them to Excellence Club of more than the more than 220 projects presented so far. The two projects, one from each part of the programme, judged as the the most influential will receive their trophies. The ceremony will be preceded with a guided tour of the Museum located in the Palace and is followed by a dinner party. For some participants that will be farewell party. Some will participate next morning at the wrap-up session of the White Council. Others will join for the post-conference tour to another UNESCO heritage site - Kotor.

Venue: Rector’s Palace This Gothic-Renaissance palace, built in 15th century to the design of Neapolitan architect Onofrio di Giordano della Cava, was the centre of government and the official residence of Rectors of the Dubrovnik Republic. During the centuries, the palace suffered a good deal of serious damage from explosions and earthquakes. Today, the Rector’s Palace is a two-storey building, with portico and atrium, in which the Gothic-Renaissance form is skilfully blended with Baroque interventions. It houses the Cultural History Museum, which holds material of a distinctly cultural, historical and artistic value, with about ten thousand objects created over a time span from the end of the 15th to the beginning of the 20th century.

The Project of Influence

The conference annually presents a handpicked choice of the most successful, awarded projects from the domain of heritage. Coming from all over the world, they can all be rightfully regarded as projects of influence. When organizing the event, we urge the presenters to make the best use of their technique and the place to convey their achievements. To stimulate them, the professional audience has been for years choosing the best formal presentation, and presenting it with an award. Besides evaluating the quality of the presentation they always reward innovative spirit and capacity for inspiration.

Cooperation with EXPONATEC The exchange of competence between industry experts and the professional handling of cultural heritage are the basis for the cooperation between EXPONATEC COLOGNE and Best in Heritage which has been ongoing since 2006. This fruitful cooperation enables projects voted as most influential to present themselves to the international audience of EXPONATEC and the specialist press. The chosen four projects from Dubrovnik, and on-line access to the others, offer the visitors to EXPONATEC excellent information on the quality developments of the sector. The suppliers and providers of equipment get a state-ofthe-art insight into current museum and conservation work. Next edition: 22-24 November 2017 www.exponatec.de

“It’s was an honor to present at the conference in 2 ​ 012. As an independent and private museum in Singapore, presenting on an international platform such as Best in Heritage allowed us to share our contribution and passion for culture and heritage with the world.” Alvin Yapp, Manager, The Intan

“The city itself is truly a parenthesis out of time. The 19th-century ambiance of the Marin Drćić Theater is a surreal treasure box for the most modern and innovative ideas presented by speakers from all over the world. An outstanding organization, a must-see, must-hear, and must-live experience.” Hélene Bernier, Director of Exhibitions and International Affairs, Le Musées de La Civilisation

“The Best in Heritage is a fantastic initiative, bringing together some of the most exciting museum and heritage projects in the world today. Well-organised, good fun and full of important learning for professionals in the field, it’s a conference that deserves the excellent reputation that it enjoys.” Trevor White, Director, Little Museum of Dublin

“I was very proud of being a part of the Conference”. It was a very good opportunity to introduce our museum and ad get to know different museums from around the world. I am also glad to have met so many colleagues that shared wonderful ideas. It was time well spent and I learned a lot.” Feride Çelik, Director, Baksi Museum

“The conference has a vibrant atmosphere that surrounded and enriched us all, and offers a rare occasion for discovery of the best cultural heritage projects, for sharing and celebrating them with their authors, and to do it all in beautiful Dubrovnik.” José Gameiro, Director, Museu de Portimao

“The Best in Heritage conference is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people and to see an important snapshot of museum practice in the world today. It was both an education and extremely enjoyable to be part of the conference in 2015.” Emmajane Avery, Director of Learning and Visitor Experience Victoria and Albert Museum

“This is a wonderful heritage-congress, organised in a professional and inspirational manner. The days I have spent in Dubrovnik meeting all the fantastic colleagues from all over the world will always belong to one of the best experiences I had in my professional career.” Jan Kindler, Head od scientific programmes and Media, Military history Museum of the Bundeswehr

“It was a special honor to be selected for, and participate in, the conference in Dubrovnik. To be included with such outstanding museums from throughout the world and to be able to interact with leading museum professionals who had been responsible for their museum’s remarkable success story was exhilirating. Kudos to the organizers of this marvelous conference.” Dr. Michael A. Mares, Director, Sam Noble Museum

“It was really my great honour to be a part of the conferrence. I was inspired by excellent presentations of fellow laureates from all over the world and really appreciated to be informed about their work on preserving cultural heritage.” Kazuhiko Shima, Director Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

“I really felt I benefited from being part of the Best in Heritage. For me, this has not just been about participating in a wonderful event in a beautiful setting and sharing ideas and challenges with colleagues from all over the world. It’s also been about developing my own professional network and getting to know my industry a little bit more through the contacts I made there.” Antony Robbins, Director of Communications, Museum of London

After all the presentations of each part of the programme have been delivered, the audience, moderators and the last year’s winner williberum cast their votes. rempere Memberspelecof the Occulpar autempe audience, who have to be registered particto rention secaborunt. ipants, vote each, moderators Ditiur? have Qui 1debit, volesewhile eturita tibusan and last year’s laureate have 3 votesaut each. turiate ndictas ratem sumque vene ut The voting is anonymous. Moderators esedis expella estrum fugias aut in net,and as the previous winner are wellabriefed about sincil est, sum voluptaspist quam aperithe featured projects and consent to follow bus mollati ulla quis modipit que voluptas all presentations. The winners are deeturthe sitatem quiassimus, sequae landem cided by the majority of votes cast at the harum sus ad magnit as eos aut minveles end of the each part of programme. peliqui remque nullore repror assit, audanduciae volore, comniscid maionsequae The moderator for pedis the 2016 ped ut ati rercit ipsa dunt,IMAGINES commolu programme, Alex Palin, will be joined by ptatusam aut plitat anderruntem faccullatwo moderators of the core programme bo. Itate lantiam labo. Dolupta ectatiorepra to assess thenimusandi projects. The of natatquate aut moderators estionsequia the core programme are Anne-Catherine apiendam, quaepudi aut aut moluptam reiRobert-Hauglustaine, Faubert, Viv umquoditi im vidus, untClaude omnihillore occum Golding and Carl Depauw. They are joined etumquiaese pori blacest optatur, odisqui voloremodit, conet andigniet e

by the representative of last year’s Project of Influence, Mr. Ad Geerdink. The two chosen projects will be presented with a symbolic trophy. The two leading projects will be invited to be part of the Best in Heritage Stand at Exponatec – the museums, heritage and conservation fair at Cologne. The moderators and the representative of the last year’s winning project form the White Council, an informal body which will end the conference with a wrap-up session on Sunday morning, September 25th. Held in the Rector’s Palace, it will be a panel discussion on the trends and tendencies as perceived or indicated during the conference. This session is open to all participants.

Conference Registration The registration fee covers: • Access to all presentations) • All conference materials (conference publication, t-shirt, bag, promotional material, list of participants..) • Guided City walls Tour (1st day) • Opening ceremony, Concert and Welcome Cocktail dinner (1st day) • Guided tours of Museum Cultural History Museum and Ethnographic Museum of Dubrovnik • Ethno Party with concert and Buffet dinner in Rupe Museum (2nd day) • Four coffee and refreshment breakes during the programme (2nd and 3rd day) • Closing Ceremony, Concert and Gala Cocktail dinner party (3rd day) • 30% discount on prices of DVDs of all former conferences:

Conference Registration Fees: • Full (330 Euro) • Reduced (260 Euro, only for members of ICOM, ICOMOS, Europa Nostra, ICCROM, WFFM, IFLA, ASEMUS and Croatian Museum Society) • Student (150 Euro) • Presenters’ Accompanying person (140 Euro, access only to social programme) • Excellence Club Member (180 Euro) • Presenter (Free) To register on-line please visit the following web-page: www.thebestinheritage.con/conference/ registration (payment via PayPal, Bank transfer or on the spot in Dubrovnik)

Egit, quos C. Iviviliquo hui proximo Occulpar iberum autempe rempere pelecto rention secaborunt. Ditiur? Qui debit, volese eturita tibusan turiate ndictas ratem sumque vene aut ut esedis expella estrum fugias aut in net, as sincil est, sum voluptaspist a quam aperibus mollati ulla quis modipit que voluptas etur sitatem quiassimus, sequae landem harum sus ad magnit as eos aut minveles peliqui remque nullore repror assit, audanduciae volore, comniscid maionsequae ped ut ati rercit ipsa pedis dunt, commolu ptatusam aut plitat anderruntem faccullabo. Itate lantiam labo. Dolupta ectatiorepra natatquate nimusandi aut estionsequia apiendam, quaepudi aut aut moluptam reiumquoditi im vidus, unt omnihillore occum etumquiaese pori blacest optatur, odisqui voloremodit, conet andigniet e

post-conference event on sunday, 27thon september The Post Conference Excursion by bus 25th September 2016 in partnership with the embasssy of the kingdom of the netherlands in croatia and in association with icom croatia and croatian museum association

THE CITY OF KOTOR (UNESCO Financing World Heritage Site)Institutions and THE BAY in Times ofHeritage Scarcity OF KOTOR (MONTENEGRO) inter university centre dubrovnik

(only upon reservation, all included, 80 Euro)

ITINERERY • departure fromautempe hotelsrempere ARGOSY/NEPOcculpar iberum pelecTUN/LERO at 9:15 and from PILE at to rention secaborunt. 9:30 Qui debit, volese eturita tibusan Ditiur? • 11:00 crossing the border to Montenegro turiate ndictas ratem sumque vene aut ut • driving through the Bay of Kotor; photo esedis expella estrum fugias aut in net, as stop at Perast Old city and sincil est, sum voluptaspist a quam aperi• visit by boat themodipit famous man maid bus mollati ulla to quis que voluptas island The lady of the rock and its muetur sitatem quiassimus, sequae landem seum harum sus ad magnit as eos aut minveles • 12:30 remque arrival tonullore Kotor; orientational peliqui repror assit, walk auand free time danduciae volore, comniscid maionsequae • 13:30 departure from Kotor ped ut ati rercit ipsa pedis dunt, commolu • 14:00 arrival to Budva,lunch and free ptatusam aut plitat anderruntem faccullatime for indivdual visit to Budva Old city bo. Itate lantiam labo. Dolupta ectatiorepra • 16:00 departure from Budva and photo natatquate nimusandi aut estionsequia stop at Sveti Stefan apiendam, quaepudi aut aut moluptam rei• 17:30 short ferry unt rideomnihillore across the occum Bay of umquoditi im vidus, Kotor and drive towards Dubrovnik etumquiaese pori blacest optatur, odisqui • 19:00 arrival to the hotels/Pile voloremodit, conet andigniet e

Included: transportation, guide, lunch. The number of seats is limited. To book your place please fill out the Excursion booking form ! BOOKING FORM available at www.thebestinheritage.com For any further details regarding the post conference excursion please contact DUBROVNIK SUN d.o.o. at: Tel.: +385 20 436363 Fax: +385 20 636336 dubrovnik.sun@du.t-com.hr Contact person: Djordje (George) Jankovic (GSM +385 98 244 405)

Accommodation The conference’s local partner Dubrovnik Sun agency has (limited) number of prebooked hotel rooms, private rooms and apartments, often in the very Old City or its vicinity. This has proved to be an excellent solution at acceptable prices. However, except for the luxurious offer, most of the hotels are outside the Old City, and in a very peaceful and attractive environment. Please, do not hesitate to contact Dubrovnik Sun for all further information. via the contacts listed bellow or by visiting our website. Later reservations work only for private accommodation (hotels must be booked much in advance). To spare yourself from the panic, please make your bookings as soon as possible! Remember, our event’s venue is in the very heart of the Old City, in the “Theatre Marin Držić”. The growing number of direct flights to Dubrovnik does not mean you should not do your flight arrangements as early as possible. Seats may vary in price very substantially depending upon the time of booking. For direct and friendly customer care we highly recommend: Dubrovnik Sun d.o.o. Bokeljska 26, HR-20000 DUBROVNIK, CROATIA Tel.: +385 20 436363 Fax: +385 20 636336 dubrovnik.sun@du.t-com.hr Contact person: Djordje (George) Jankovic (GSM +385 98 244 405) www.thebestinheritage.con/information/ accommodation

Published by The Best in Heritage Editor: Luka Cipek Design: Kunazlatica Images by: Filip Beusan, Paskalis Khrisno, Domagoj Režić, Klaudio Pozniak, Tarmo Saaret, Shu-Yin Kuo All rights reserved, Zagreb, 2016 @BestInHeritage /TheBestInHeritage /pages/The-Best-in-Heritage /the_best_in_heritage /tbih

The Best in Heritage www.thebestinheritage.com

Trg kralja Petra Krešimira IV, 7 10 000 Zagreb Croatia T/F +385 1 778 82 48 / +385 1 455 04 24 Professor Tomislav Šola Director director@thebestinheritage.com M +385 98 468 158 Mr. Luka Cipek  Project Manager pm@thebestinheritage.com M +385 91 525 04 77


E = excellence m = memory, museums c = communication

Profile for Best in Heritage

Best in Heritage 2016 Projects of Influence  

The Best in Heritage 2016 pre-conference publication

Best in Heritage 2016 Projects of Influence  

The Best in Heritage 2016 pre-conference publication

Profile for tbih

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded