In 2020, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the annual and global The Best in Heritage conference, featuring award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects is featured as an online programme. In a series of videos various initiators present their projects through interviews by the jury members. The series spans over three months, with roughly three fresh interviews being released per week. Have a look at two of the newest videos of The Best in Heritage conference.
VERONA: Van Eyck Research in OpeN AccessEuropean Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019 – Research The VERONA project (Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access) by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) facilitates new, global research on the paintings of Jan van Eyck (ca. 1390-1441) and his workshop by making high-quality, standardised technical images of the paintings available online in open access on the website Closer to Van Eyck.
Le Dimore del Quartetto, Milan, Italy. European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019 – Education, Training and Awareness-Raising Le Dimore del Quartetto addresses the need for suitable spaces for young, professional musicians.The organisation connects young string quartets with the owners of historic houses. This mutually beneficial relationship provides an adequate space for the ensemble to study and practice their arts and the quartet returns the hospitality by performing a concert in the house. This format allows villas to become centres of culture, inviting people to appreciate classical music, as well as the often hidden heritage of privately owned historic houses. It also supports musicians in the early phase of their career.