14. 05. 2020.

The Best in Heritage 2020 goes Digital

The Best in Heritage 2020 goes Digital

Estimating realistically the consequences of a long pandemic, the organisers are calling off this year’s Best in Heritage event in Dubrovnik, but not the edition itself. Best in Heritage remains dedicated to delivering the annual overview of best practices in museums, heritage and conservation.

The team aims to generate some magic of the project in spite of the limited capacity of the digital edition. The goal is to offer insights into award-winning achievements and share these further with the professional and civil society heritage community. In this transitory year Best in Heritage has the help of ICOM, its main partner, and Europa Nostra, itself an invaluable partner to the conference for years.

The Best in Heritage will do the following in 2020:

  • produce a series of forty-two video-link interviews with representatives of award-winning achievements from the past year, and releasing them periodically on our YouTube channel over the next months
  • release the keynote talks by the representatives of our two “Projects of Influence” for 2019:
    Mr. Ivor Crotty (#1917LIVE, #Romanovs100) & Ms. Monisha Ahmed (LAMO Centre)
  • publish the yearly conference publication in digital format available online
  • produce the conference poster exhibition and offer it freely to all interested parties as a printable, high-resolution file
  • ensure that there are “Project of Influence” recognitions given this year too, for IMAGINES and the core programme
  • include this year’s edition contents in our browsable, online archive

Do subscribe to the official YouTube channel, follow TBIH on Twitter and Facebook, make sure you receive the monthly newsletters, and dig into the online archive while fresh additions are being prepared.

“Troubled times are the compulsory learning circumstances. During the long convergence of public memory institutions and actions, we are building a strong profession. The conference is proving, for the last 19 years, that we can build strong criteria of excellence. Times ahead may be harder but the best among us will improve, meet the challenge and show the way. The aim is simple as ever, – to make a world a better place and do so by the only alchemy given to our sector, – that of turning scientific knowledge into wisdom.” .. says Professor Tomislav S. Šola, author of the project and director of The Best in Heritage.