As the 21st edition of The Best in Heritage comes to an end, the titles of “Project of Influence” were awarded to the Anne Frank Video Diary (IMAGINES) and the Beirut Assist Cultural Heritage Project (Core Programme).
For more than 20 years, The Best in Heritage conference has been successfully delivering a unique, comprehensive insight into most successful practices. The “Project of Influence” recognition is about quality that fascinates and impresses, with the implied claim that such achievements have the potential to generate change, and advance professional practices. Following video interviews with representatives of 42 museum, heritage, and conservation projects awarded in the past year, the expert Jury of The Best in Heritage selected two inspiring projects for the “Project of Influence” awards.
The IMAGINES title of “Project of Influence 2022”, focusing on the use of multimedia and new technologies, goes to the Anne Frank Video Diary project, winner of the Heritage in Motion Film & Video Award in 2021.
“The Anne Frank Video Diary project asks a simple question: What if Anne Frank had a camera instead of a diary? In exploring the answer, the Anne Frank House produced a powerful web-series that breathes new life into her story. Backed by a first-rate production and an excellent cast, the series allows viewers, specially younger audiences, to connect with Anne Frank through a realistic, full-fledged, and empathetic portrayal of the teen, her family, and friends. The high educational value of this web-series is strengthened by a deeply human representation of the persecution of Jews and the Nazi occupation.”
Alexandra Fernández Coego, Head of Communications and PR of ICOM on behalf of TBIH2022 IMAGINES Jury
Commended, and second by number of votes, is the Carriberrie project by the National Film and Sound Archive, laureate of the MAPDA Best In Show Multimedia Award 2021. The 3rd place is shared by Planet Word Museum, winner of the Museums and the Web Gold Award 2021 in the Interactive and Immersive category and Changdeok ARirang project by SK Telecom, Google PI & Nexus Studios, recipient of the 2021 Webby Award for Apps and Software.
THE CORE PROGRAMME
The 2022 Best in Heritage “Project of Influence” title goes to the Beirut Assist Cultural Heritage project from Lebanon. It won the ICCROM-Sharjah Grand Prize in the 2021/2022 cycle. Safeguarding and keeping an important part of Beirut’s history, heritage, culture and memory alive during a devastating and difficult time – outstanding initiative, response and project.
“Congratulations to Beirut’s heritage/architectural community for bringing so many people together to pinpoint, protect and stabilise Beirut’s cultural heritage. The result has led to positive outcomes for the future despite the destruction, and demonstrated a model that all of us can take learnings from when thinking about ‘disaster’ in our own professional institutions.”
Julia Garnaut, Curator, History & Exhibitions, City of Holdfast Bay, on behalf of the 2022 Core programme Jury
Commended project with 2nd number of Jury votes is the GULAG History Museum from Moscow, winner of the European Museum Forum Council of Europe Museum Prize 2021. Also commended, with 3rd number of votes, is the Dutch Open Air Museum’s Restart programme, laureate of the Children in Museums Award 2021.
As a proud main partner, ICOM congratulates the winners, the nominated laureates and the organisers of The Best in Heritage 2022.