The Special Mentions of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2019 were made public on the 4th of June by Europa Nostra and the European Commission. One of the Special Mentions was given to the About Art Nouveau Blog of Dutch blogger Olga Harmsen.
The Awards’ Juries
granted Special Mentions to 11 heritage achievements from 9 European countries
taking part in the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The Special
Mentions are given to outstanding contributions to the conservation and
enhancement of Europe’s cultural heritage which are particularly appreciated by
the Jury but which were not included in the final selection to receive an
The jury recognised and appreciated the “About Art Nouveau Blog” as an impressive an ambitious initiative by Olga Harmsen, to map out and comment on Art Nouveau in the Netherlands, and elsewhere in the Europe. The main aim of the blog is to raise awareness about the art movement through book reviews, lectures and cooperation with various other social media platforms. “This is an important celebration of a 20th century movement which was a pan-European phenomenon”, noted the jury, “This project reveals Art Nouveau in its many dimensions and brings it closer to an interested audience.”