From 26 to 28 September, 165 professionals coming from 31 countries have gathered in Dubrovnik, Croatia, for the 17th edition of The Best in Heritage. They presented the most innovative heritage, conservation and museum projects awarded national prizes in 2017, and offered a unique panorama of quality achievements.
Among the forty-one laureates proposals, the Lost Palace project by the Historic Royal Palaces, from the United Kingdom, was awarded the “IMAGINES Project of Influence” prize. It brought to life, in a new augmented virtual reality tour, the hidden history of the Whitehall Palace, the former residence of the British monarchy destroyed in 1698 by a fire.
The “Project of Influence 2018” went to TextielMuseum from Tilburg, Netherlands. The jury wanted to applaud the project for the way it implemented a dialogue about the past and present of the textile industry and for the promotion of heritage based on the creative industry that it was able to create.
The Best in Heritage was organised in partnership with Europa Nostra (with support of the Creative Europe programme) and ICOM (International Council of Museums). It was held under the joint patronage of The City of Dubrovnik and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, with the support of the United States Embassy in Croatia and a sponsorship by Meyvaert Glass Engineering. The local partner was Dubrovnik Museums.