Submissions 2019

The Heritage in Motion Awards recognises innovative multimedia projects which promote, explore or safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage, and open up exciting new routes for audiences into heritage collections.

Winner of the Best Achievement Award 2019

Espen Andersen Nordenhaug

Access your heritage from anywhere, at anytime Few museums have the space or resources to present more than a very limited number of items in their collections to the public, through exhibitions and publications. Consequently, most museum objects remain inaccessible to the public. DigitaltMuseum addresses this issue by providing free unlimited online access to more than 5.3 million objects from almost 300 museums and cultural institutions in Norway and Sweden. The number of published objects and collections on the site is growing from day to day. There is a growing interest for DigitaltMuseum among the public. In 2018 the website had approximately 5.7 million visitors. More than 60 …

All Category Winners

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    “A Sonic Journey Through Radio Art” The exhibition “Radiophonic Spaces” invites visitors to experience 100 years of radio art history in an interactive walk-in archive. More than 200 works by international artists are included in this installation, many of which are usually not accessible to the public. Suspended transmitter stations and a wifi-based tracking system turn the exhibition space into an interactive parcours. Equipped with a handheld and headphones, visitors explore the world of radio art by automatically tuning into snippets aired by the nearest transmitter station. In this way, they follow their ears through history on their individual journey. The pieces are …

  • Film & Video

    Irena Šinkovec

    The Ljubljanica River features an extensive karstic and wetland basin and numerous archaeological finds that place it among the world’s sites of special interest. One of the richest and at the same time most endangered archaeological sites was declared a cultural monument of national importance in 2003 and is also protected as natural assets of national importance. The Ljubljanica River project was conceived in 2014-2016 by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana in collaboration with the Vrhnika municipality, Ljubljana's Biotechnical Faculty as well as domestic and foreign experts. It was co-financed by EEA Grants. The project focused on underwater research, the conservation of a dugout …

  • App

    Francesca Anichini

    Archaeologists know how pottery is of fundamental importance for the comprehension and dating of archaeological contexts, and for understanding the dynamics of production, trade flows, and social interactions. Today, two main obstacles have to be dealt with in archaeological studies of pottery: (1) the characterisation and classification of ceramics is carried out manually; (2) the storage and display of such material are becoming more and more difficult due to the insufficient space available both in archaeological storehouses and museums. The ArchAIDE project (www.archaide.eu), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, has developed a new app that aims …

  • Website

    Espen Andersen Nordenhaug

    Access your heritage from anywhere, at anytime Few museums have the space or resources to present more than a very limited number of items in their collections to the public, through exhibitions and publications. Consequently, most museum objects remain inaccessible to the public. DigitaltMuseum addresses this issue by providing free unlimited online access to more than 5.3 million objects from almost 300 museums and cultural institutions in Norway and Sweden. The number of published objects and collections on the site is growing from day to day. There is a growing interest for DigitaltMuseum among the public. In 2018 the website had approximately 5.7 million visitors. More than 60 …

Shortlist

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    “A Sonic Journey Through Radio Art” The exhibition “Radiophonic Spaces” invites visitors to experience 100 years of radio art history in an interactive walk-in archive. More than 200 works by international artists are included in this installation, many of which are usually not accessible to the public. Suspended transmitter stations and a wifi-based tracking system turn the exhibition space into an interactive parcours. Equipped with a handheld and headphones, visitors explore the world of radio art by automatically tuning into snippets aired by the nearest transmitter station. In this way, they follow their ears through history on their individual journey. The pieces are …

  • App

    The Falstad center

    During World War II, SS Strafgefangenenlager Falstad was one of the largest and most brutal prison camps in Norway, and the only one directly operated by the SS. Visitors to the Falstad center meet a completely different landscape and building structure than the one from 1945. What was once a double-fenced area, guard towers and barracks is today a beautiful park nearly without remains other than the main building visitor center. The Falstad center and partners have developed a new approach towards conserving and presenting history in the so-called, Future Memory App (FMA). FMA combines geo-localized digital reconstruction with historical source materials to deliver individualized …

  • Film & Video

    Mark Leslie

    'A Royal Love Triangle That Went Beyond The Pale' Ormond Castle is Ireland’s largest surviving Elizabethan house. It reopened to the public in 2019 after decades of restoration. It has the most important 16th Century interiors in Ireland. After centuries of dilapidation, the oak panelling, carved stone fireplaces and sophisticated plaster ceilings have regained their former splendour. Ormond Castle lost its original furniture and fittings when the powerful Butler dynasty, the Earls of Ormond, moved to the larger Kilkenny Castle in the 17th Century. The castle and its owner are introduced to visitors waiting for guided tours in a holding area re-furbished in the manner of a …

  • Website

    The H2020 project “COURAGE: Cultural Opposition – Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries” created an intelligent living database – the COURAGE Registry – that describes and connects collections of counterculture and non-conformism under State Socialist authoritarian systems in Eastern Europe in the former socialist countries. This continuously growing portal is available online in 16 languages and currently contains detailed descriptions of 559 collections, 556 organizations and groups, 852 events, 1036 featured items, and 1078 biographies of key persons. The database contains detailed descriptions on how these collections work, what functions …

  • Film & Video

    Irena Šinkovec

    The Ljubljanica River features an extensive karstic and wetland basin and numerous archaeological finds that place it among the world’s sites of special interest. One of the richest and at the same time most endangered archaeological sites was declared a cultural monument of national importance in 2003 and is also protected as natural assets of national importance. The Ljubljanica River project was conceived in 2014-2016 by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana in collaboration with the Vrhnika municipality, Ljubljana's Biotechnical Faculty as well as domestic and foreign experts. It was co-financed by EEA Grants. The project focused on underwater research, the conservation of a dugout …

  • App

    Francesca Anichini

    Archaeologists know how pottery is of fundamental importance for the comprehension and dating of archaeological contexts, and for understanding the dynamics of production, trade flows, and social interactions. Today, two main obstacles have to be dealt with in archaeological studies of pottery: (1) the characterisation and classification of ceramics is carried out manually; (2) the storage and display of such material are becoming more and more difficult due to the insufficient space available both in archaeological storehouses and museums. The ArchAIDE project (www.archaide.eu), funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, has developed a new app that aims …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Lida Mantzourani

    Secrets of the Past: Dion is a casual simulation game that follows the journey of an archaeological artefact, from its discovery to its museum exhibition. It is a first point of contact with the work of archaeologists and possibly a next generation museum app. In the game, you assume the role of a Director of Excavations. With your team of archaeologists, you run the excavation of the ancient Villa of Dionysus, unearth its thousands of years old treasures, join together artefact fragments and host an artefact exhibition. The team races against time, a constraint imposed on real-world archaeologists by limited funding and weather conditions. In the process, you inspect up close and …

  • Website

    Espen Andersen Nordenhaug

    Access your heritage from anywhere, at anytime Few museums have the space or resources to present more than a very limited number of items in their collections to the public, through exhibitions and publications. Consequently, most museum objects remain inaccessible to the public. DigitaltMuseum addresses this issue by providing free unlimited online access to more than 5.3 million objects from almost 300 museums and cultural institutions in Norway and Sweden. The number of published objects and collections on the site is growing from day to day. There is a growing interest for DigitaltMuseum among the public. In 2018 the website had approximately 5.7 million visitors. More than 60 …

  • Website

    GrazMuseum

    By extending the permanent exhibition “The Story of Graz” into the digital space ( https://360.grazmuseum.at ), the GrazMuseum meets its goal of being a contemporary history museum for all people. The digital offer follows the exhibition from the supposed first mention of Graz in 1128 to 2003, the year when Graz was European Capital of Culture. Detaching itself from the museum space not only makes the GrazMuseum more accessible, but also opens up other connections and thus new, individual ways of following Graz’s city history. City history is no closed process, but is composed of multi-layered perspectives on the respective present. Following this basic idea, “The Story of Graz” offers …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    PITCH

    The Museum Center was opened on May 24, 2019 in one of the most beautiful historical VDNKh pavilions and is dedicated to the past, present and future of Cyrillic writing across Eastern Europe. The total area of the halls is 1600 m2, while its height with a spire — 42 m. It is both an architectural and cultural monument, a listed building that was carefully restored for the purpose. The Center is a unique institution for Russia that combines museum facilities with educational complex. Some of its areas were designed as multi-functional and could be easily transformed for cultural activities. The exhibition space is divided into several thematic areas and includes a lecture hall/ theater …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Kiss the Frog

    Wander, discover, play, learn and be completely amazed! The Chambers of Wonder in the Hague Municipal Museum allows visitors - both young and old - to become immersed in the inspiring world of fine art, photography, decorative arts, architecture and fashion. This one-of-a-kind museum game offers a unique mix of digital and hands-on challenges, which can be discovered in thirteen themed rooms surrounding a labyrinth. Inspired by the art around them, players test their creative skills, by making their own 14th Chamber of Wonder.

  • Film & Video

    Cormac McCarthy

    This digital media project is innovative as it uses modern non-conventional means not usually employed in a heritage setting (i.e not research or technical based) to convey the importance of intangible cultural heritage and peoples sense of place and connection with the natural environment. In addition to promoting the valuable work of communities along the inland waterways it also had the added benefit of promoting the waterways as recreational and tourism assets, in a soft e-marketing manner. Tagline - Stories from the Waterways

All Submissions

  • App

    Helge Salomonsen

    All the viking ships at our museum were ocean going vessels before they were hauled onto land to be used in burial rituals for their wealthy owners. In the burial mounds, archeologists unearthed sceletons, beautiful wood carvings and a diverse range of artifacts from the fascinating world of the vikings. The Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy is one of two buildings belonging to the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo, Norway. At the Viking Ship Museum are finds from the burials from Tune, Gokstad and Oseberg. This audioguide app is presented in multiple languages ( English, Norwegian, French, Russian, German and Spanish) and have support for ibeacons. The audience is …

  • Film & Video

    Martina I

    The two medieval polyptychs from Dubrovnik's nearby islands are eminent examples of Croatia's valuable national heritage that put the history of the region's artistic expression into the international context. They were initially attributed to local masters of the 15th century, but this thesis was later revised when the polyptychs were dated a century earlier, and placed in the context of Venetian painting. After conservation, it was concluded that the recent discovery should be presented to the public. This is reflected in the chosen presentation method of the "Hidden Trecento" project - a portable, lightweight structure raised on the arguably busiest location of the Dubrovnik's pedestrian …

  • Film & Video

    Sara Leal

    There is a secluded place in the northeast part of the island of Sao Jorge, in the Azores. Few people live there permanently, for its tough lifestyle renounces contemporary comforts we take for granted, as power lines and good communication services. There is no zip code, the mail is not delivered door to door. Reared by a steep and imposing green wall of trees and suspended roots, yet facing the openness of the horizon and the lagoon, this natural reserve is a sanctuary in many senses, and its rhythm varies immensely throughout the seasons. The film is a personal essay that follows that movement in time, from the solo winter to the summertimes of surfing waves and the Holy Spirit …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Maria Economou

    Digital Storytelling to connect with the Roman Past -- “Ebutius’s Dilemma” is a digital storytelling experience developed for the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow. It tells the story of a Roman centurion who left his mark on the Antonine Wall in Scotland. The Antonine Wall was the Roman Empire's most northerly frontier and is today part of a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Hunterian Museum hosts an outstanding collection of objects from the Wall. The "Ebutius’s Dilemma" EMOTIVE experience uses digital storytelling to interpret the objects at the Hunterian's "The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier" display. It was designed to help visitors connect with the …

  • App

    Gábor Szabó

    GuideNow – Your art, your guide, right now! GuideNow is a complex, dynamically expandable, easy-to-use multimedia guide system. It can be quickly and inexpensively set up at any exhibition. Visitors can easily access all exhibition contents on their own usual smart devices. They no longer have to queue and adapt to old-fashioned audio guides. Our interactive audio guide offers them a more comfortable, personal and engaging experience, as they can visit exhibitions at their own pace and interest. Audiovisual and multimedia content may contain text, sound, photo, 360-degree image, animation, video, and 3D models. GuideNow makes museum adventure much more memorable, enjoyable and superior. …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Interacting with the Voices from Fort Pozzacchio multimedia installation, visitors discover the story of a WWI fort through the voices of those whose life was affected by it during the 20th century. At the entrance they receive a symbolic pebble from the fort to activate the multimedia content along the way in four interactive stations with a timeline of witness accounts.   The installation combines Internet of Things technology and digital multimedia to create an immersive experience in a place that resembles the Fort: there are no screens or cables, but evocative animations, soundscapes and voices, and video portraits. The system tracks the stone and creates a personalised postcard …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Duguleana Mihai

    eHERITAGE is a Coordination and Support action funded by EU under the Horizon 2020 programme. The aim of this project is for the coordinating institution (University Transilvania of Brasov - UTBv) to achieve excellence in preserving and promoting cultural heritage with the help of virtual reality (VR) technologies, by twinning with 2 other research centers, experts in this field: Jožef Stefan Institute and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. During the last 3 years, the research staff from UTBv’s VR laboratory undergone a series of structural changes. As directly resulted from a series of training and transfer of knowledge activities, the coordinating institution became a center of excellence in …

  • Website

    Francisco Javier Frutos Esteban

    As part of the A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning research project (https://a-million-pictures.wp.hum.uu.nl/), a research team at the University of Salamanca (Observatory for Audiovisual Contents, http://www.ocausal.es) proposed the use of descriptive content analysis as a method for the taxonomic organization of magical lantern slides in Europe. López and Frutos developed a controlled vocabulary that would facilitate the classification of magical lantern slides according to their discursive gender. A vocabulary that should serve as a relational architecture for the design and development of web application Linternauta. …

  • Film & Video

    Camille Baltes

    Virtual reality is coming to the Antique Theatre in Orange! The historical monument has been digitally reconstituted, providing visitors with a 360° virtual tour via virtual reality headsets. Visitors are invited to immerse in the heart of Roman antiquity through an intense immersive experience. Taken back to the first century BCE, the spectator witnesses the construction of the theatre, from the founding of the ancient city of Arausio to its theater’s inauguration. Discover cultural heritage from a new perspective! Orange’s Antique Theatre is moving into the digital age in order to highlight all its former splendor. Promoting cultural heritage, virtual reality will give you the …

  • Website

    Frederick Baker

    The digital multimedia documentation project Zeituhr 1938, (History Radar 1938) provided present-day Austrians with a chance to critically reassess the key 24 hours of events that led to the Nazi Annexation of Austria (also known as the “Anschluss”) on the 11th and 12th of March 1938. Zeituhr 1938 binds together a digital community between the generations: from the eye witnesses to 1938, to their children and their children’s children. The ancestors of the victims and the ancestors of the perpetrators. Grandchildren who do not read books, but are digital natives and so in need of a digital form of access in the past. All of this was done by combining physical heritage (the Federal Chancello…

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    CtrlArt creative studio

    TravelAR, bringing cultural heritage back to life. The TravelAR Slovenia project is an exciting and groundbreaking project that brings back to life cultural heritage through dynamic Augmented Reality tourism visitor experiences. The TravelAR Slovenia project is an innovative community-driven endeavour that presents and preserves cultural heritage and boosts local tourism. The aim of the TravelAR Slovenia project is to create an Augmented Reality heritage trail that spans cultural heritage sites, towns and cities in Slovenia, and to actively involve local communities in the design and production of the content in the TravelAR Slovenia visitor experiences. The focal point of the project …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    IJsfontein

    How can you bring old archived documents back to life? We have been developing an exciting interactive quest for the National Archive together with exhibition designers Platform through a specially developed story archive. You will experience how the time, the place and the circumstances in which you were born will influence the opportunities and choices you have or don’t have in the ‘Who am I, who were you?’ exhibition.

  • Film & Video

    Galerija Matice srpske

    "English Women in Paris" is a short film of the Gallery of Matica srpska made within the series of videos called “In Focus”. Published once a month on YouTube Channel of the Gallery, the videos are produced with the aim of promoting art, collection and ongoing exhibitions. The idea is to tell a short story about the most representative and most interesting works of art from the collection in popular and contemporary form. The history and perceptions of artworks are described by reviving the scenes, characters, artists and their life situations, as well as by close “focus” on the canvas. Using YouTube, as a very popular platform for video publishing, the Gallery has made anew step in …

  • Film & Video

    Riitta Nelimarkka

    This tiny film, BONGA CASTLE - Jardin de l’Art, composed by the incredibly sensitive Debussy´s prelude Bruyères woven to Bonga Castle´s flowing atmosphere and colorful art works, many of them having a background of Monet´s garden near Paris, makes us forget the fuss and relax for 3 minutes 45 seconds. Hope we then soon start to appreciate Seneca´s wise and permissive words: OTIUM REFISIS VIRES - Idleness recharges your batteries. The film is made at the atelier of Seneca in Helsinki Marjaniemi during May - June 2019. It is created by Riitta Nelimarkka just for Heritage in Motion. Seneca ltd has produced all Nelimarkka´s films by the years, among which there is a documentary film of Bonga, …