Winners of the European Heritage Awards/ Europa Nostra Awards 2022

© Europa Nostra Collage consisting of various pictures of cultural heritage sites and cultural objects. Some of them include people.

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On 30 June 2022, the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced 30 heritage achievements from 18 European countries have been awarded in five categories: Conservation and Adaptive Reuse, Research, Education, Training and Skills, Citizens’ Engagement and Awareness-raising, and Heritage Champions

The winners of the 20th edition of the European Heritage Awards/ Europa Nostra Awards will be celebrated on 26 September in Prague, Czech Republic.

Learn more about all winners in the press release. Below follows a selection of museum related winners. 

  • Kenan Yavuz Ethnography Museum, Bayburt, TURKEY
    This museum aims to preserve and revive the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Bayburt and Anatolia by providing interactive experiences to its visitors, designed in collaboration with the local community. 
  • Museumin the Village, PORTUGAL
    This cultural programme brings together museums, artists and communities to enjoy art and culture, learn about and revive local folklore and heritage and improve access to cultural activities in rural areas.  
  • Piscu School Museum and Workshop, ROMANIA
    Cultural heritage, contemporary art and ceramics come together to generate a cultural and educational hub in a former pottery factory. Summer schools, workshops and cultural events help transmit this fascinating heritage.
  • Elżbieta Szumska, Złoty Stok, POLAND
    With her tireless dedication, Elżbieta Szumska helped transform the former gold mine of Kopalnia Złota, located in the small town of Złoty Stok, into one of Poland’s most well-known tourist attractions.
  • Return to the Sámi Homeland, FINLAND
    A thoughtful programme of public dialogue preceded the return of an important collection of Sámi cultural heritage from the National Museum of Finland to the Sámi Museum Siida and represents a very important example of the effective restitution of heritage. 
  • Safeguarding of Sicilian Puppet Theatre, ITALY
    This project proposes measures to safeguard, promote and sustainably manage the intangible heritage of Sicilian Puppet Theatre.
  • TISH Jewish Food Festival, Warsaw, POLAND
    Through this celebration of Jewish food heritage, participants talk about their shared history, combat stereotypes and break down barriers through a series of culinary workshops and food tastings.