European archaeological heritage prize 2019 awarded

Catedral Santa María in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain,
Catedral Santa María in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Image: Zarateman, Wikipedia.

In the year of the 25th anniversary of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), the 21st European Archaeological Heritage Prize has been awarded to Osman Kavala, Turkish philanthropist and heritage protector, in the individual category, and to the Pays Basque “Fundación Catedral Santa María in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain”, in the institutional category.

Dr. Franco Nicolis, head of the Heritage Prize Award, says: “They both clearly show not only how heritage can impact management policies, tourism and regional renewal, but also the life of those living in difficult conditions or who are minorities. They both strengthen an ideal of using cultural heritage to promote civil society and democracy, to undertake actions that promote respect for diversity and cooperation between people.”

Read the full article and more about the winners on the EAA’s website.

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