Submissions 2020

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 2020

Estonian Maritime Museum Foundation

The Estonian Maritime Museum’s second renewed permanent exhibition opened in Fat Margaret during November 2019. The building, a medieval cannon tower, is located in Tallinn Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage protected area. This delicately renovated historic environment is the perfect location to tell Estonia’s sea-going history, from the middle ages to modern times. Each floor of the building is a journey to a different era in maritime history, the focus is on shipbuilding, trade, and the life of seamen, be it the time of sailing -, steam- or motor ships. There are more than 30 digital solutions in the exhibition, all very different in character – some of the solutions use big real-time …

All Category Winners

  • Film & Video

    Martello

    The Life and Yearnings of Ireland’s Ploughman Poet A Multipurpose Cultural Centre The self-educated poet and novelist, Patrick Kavanagh came from a humble farming background in the small village of Iniskeen, County Monaghan. His unsentimental take on rural Ireland made him the best loved Irish poet of the mid-20th Century. He explored the everyday aspects, of life, and its frustrations. His simple grave is in the churchyard in Iniskeen. A new parish churches was built in 1974, so later the old one was converted into a museum in Kavanagh’s honour. For 25 years it was sustained by enthusiastic local volunteers. It is difficult to keep a tourist attraction open all year round that is …

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Rik Herder

    One of the highlights of the spectacular exhibition about the Aztecs is the Sun Stone theatre. An immersive audio-visual show combining 3D video-mapping animation with real and 3D printed objects. The Sun Stone is the most famous of all Aztec artworks: a huge, 3 meters wide stone intricately carved with figures and symbols. The stone tells the story of the birth and destruction of our world, and the Gods who gave their lives to recreate the world for us humans. How to unlock these stories, hidden in symbols that can only be read by a handful of scholars? How to bring these beautiful myths to life? By brining the stone itself to life, by animating it with a technique called …

  • App

    Moritz Neumüller

    The EU-funded project ARCHES is a new and exciting way to include people with special needs into cultural life. The outcomes include a museum handbook, Best-Practice guidelines, fully accessible museum-apps and games, avatar-based sign language, and a novel 3D relief printer. In this context we want to highlight the interactive tactile multimedia station "Please Touch!” , which represents our approach very well: Made for all kinds of users, including blind and visually impaired people (which includes different kinds of color blindness), sign language readers, children and elderly users, and people with cognitive impairments. It features videos, soundscapes, X-ray images of paintings, and …

  • Website

    Laura Jones

    This free digital resource is a demonstration of the V&A’s ongoing commitment to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, whether through conflict, criminal acts or natural disaster. The Culture in Crisis Programme brings together those with a shared interest in protecting cultural heritage, providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action and raising public awareness. With your support the Culture in Crisis Portal will become the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects. It enables its users to quickly and easily register their preservation projects, as well as …

Shortlist

  • Film & Video

    Martello

    The Life and Yearnings of Ireland’s Ploughman Poet A Multipurpose Cultural Centre The self-educated poet and novelist, Patrick Kavanagh came from a humble farming background in the small village of Iniskeen, County Monaghan. His unsentimental take on rural Ireland made him the best loved Irish poet of the mid-20th Century. He explored the everyday aspects, of life, and its frustrations. His simple grave is in the churchyard in Iniskeen. A new parish churches was built in 1974, so later the old one was converted into a museum in Kavanagh’s honour. For 25 years it was sustained by enthusiastic local volunteers. It is difficult to keep a tourist attraction open all year round that is …

  • Amilcar Vargas

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, Casa Batlló, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Barcelona, faced the challenge of adapting its outstanding cultural experience. For this, we developed digital materials to raise awareness of the heritage values, engage with the online public and to contribute to alleviate the effects of the quarantine. Among all the productions created in this period, three videos are the most outstanding examples: “ Sant Jordi-More love than ever ” was the flagship of the campaign for the call to action to citizens to participate in an innovative celebration of Saint George Day, the day of Catalonia on April 23rd, where we invited people to decorate their balconies with roses …

  • ikonoTV

    ikonoTV streams worldwide videos after great art masterworks from worldwide museums, partners with contemporary video artists, and production houses with interviews, documentaries, or entertainment films all with Art as a main topic. It brings an art experience to everybody's home or on a mobile screen. Today, ikonoTV becomes a hub for any art film allowing the viewer to discover a totally new world.

  • Games & Interactive experiences

    Rik Herder

    One of the highlights of the spectacular exhibition about the Aztecs is the Sun Stone theatre. An immersive audio-visual show combining 3D video-mapping animation with real and 3D printed objects. The Sun Stone is the most famous of all Aztec artworks: a huge, 3 meters wide stone intricately carved with figures and symbols. The stone tells the story of the birth and destruction of our world, and the Gods who gave their lives to recreate the world for us humans. How to unlock these stories, hidden in symbols that can only be read by a handful of scholars? How to bring these beautiful myths to life? By brining the stone itself to life, by animating it with a technique called …

  • App

    Moritz Neumüller

    The EU-funded project ARCHES is a new and exciting way to include people with special needs into cultural life. The outcomes include a museum handbook, Best-Practice guidelines, fully accessible museum-apps and games, avatar-based sign language, and a novel 3D relief printer. In this context we want to highlight the interactive tactile multimedia station "Please Touch!” , which represents our approach very well: Made for all kinds of users, including blind and visually impaired people (which includes different kinds of color blindness), sign language readers, children and elderly users, and people with cognitive impairments. It features videos, soundscapes, X-ray images of paintings, and …

  • Alexander Lavrov

    Epic in details This is the world's first attempt to use AR for one of the largest panoramas. We hope the conclusions and technologies of this project will be useful for other museums with large scale panoramas because they have the same challenges and very similar goals. Panorama is not a common picture. It is a very special type of exhibit. Around some of them people are building museums. And all panoramas have one main challenge. It is an extremely high number of details on them without explanations. At the same time, the distance between the panorama and the visitor is very long. If the distance is not long, then the hight of the panorama is very high. In our case, visitors look …

  • Alexander Lavrov

    Immersive "Time machine" show based on the grandiose 3D reconstruction. It is always the challenge for every museum to dive visitors into the story of the place. But how to do it if the place was significantly changing every few decades for 200 years? For solving this challenge we built a time machine in the museum. To achieve project goals we managed to create a cost-effective process of 3D reconstruction and visualization of cultural heritage, which can be used by every other museum with similar needs. Due to it, we built 11 very detailed historical 3D models in 8 months and rendered them into the movie. Tsaritsino manor has a very long and various history. Museum had been doing …

  • Ivan Mdc

    These short films about four local museums from Croatia and Slovenia were produced as a part of the project In Cultura Veritas, an EU cross-border cooperation, aimed at the active protection of cultural heritage by creating a new tourist destination in the traditional winegrowing regions. To achieve one of the primary goals—an increase in the number of museum visitors—the emphasis was put on the production of films, based on the results of workshops organized by the Museum Documentation Center (MDC) with the curators of the local museums. During the workshops, we have identified the museum objects, historical figures, and events, tangible and intangible cultural heritage of those …

  • Estonian Maritime Museum Foundation

    The Estonian Maritime Museum’s second renewed permanent exhibition opened in Fat Margaret during November 2019. The building, a medieval cannon tower, is located in Tallinn Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage protected area. This delicately renovated historic environment is the perfect location to tell Estonia’s sea-going history, from the middle ages to modern times. Each floor of the building is a journey to a different era in maritime history, the focus is on shipbuilding, trade, and the life of seamen, be it the time of sailing -, steam- or motor ships. There are more than 30 digital solutions in the exhibition, all very different in character – some of the solutions use big real-time …

  • Website

    Laura Jones

    This free digital resource is a demonstration of the V&A’s ongoing commitment to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, whether through conflict, criminal acts or natural disaster. The Culture in Crisis Programme brings together those with a shared interest in protecting cultural heritage, providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action and raising public awareness. With your support the Culture in Crisis Portal will become the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects. It enables its users to quickly and easily register their preservation projects, as well as …

All Submissions

  • Despina Georghiou Hadjinicolaou

    The A. G. Leventis Gallery is getting ready to re-open its doors to the public after months of temporary closure due to the pandemic Covid-19. One of the highlights of our permanent collection 'Italian Comedians in a Garden' by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, is coming to life, inviting people back to the exhibition spaces. In an additional complementary film, the characters present to the visitors through pantomime the safety instructions they must follow during their visit to the Gallery.

  • Deborah J Schull

    "Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: County Clare" is a hands-free, GPS-enabled audio guide for motorists on Ireland's stunning 1500-mile western coastal driving route.

  • Agata Jankowska

    As the general contractor, the Projekt Multimedia has changed the Underground Town of Osówka completely. Gloomy, cold, empty hallways got filled with multimedia stations that, like a time machine, take the visitors back to the days of World War II. Old information boards, which at this point had their ink long melted, were replaced with stylish light boxes, a scale model with 3D mapping and beautifully illuminated display cabinets. The haphazardly piled artifacts were exhibited on modular podiums illuminated with spotlights. Instead of grotesque mannequins, the tourists visiting the tunnels of Osówka meet holograms of concentration camp inmates, forced laborers and German soldiers. That …

  • Kiss the Frog

    Have fun with the queen of Dutch children’s literature’s best stories! Almost everyone in the Netherlands grew up reading about Annie M.G. Schmidt’s bold and brassy kids. This colourful cast of characters has now provided the perfect inspiration for the Children’s Book Museum’s permanent, interactive exhibition. Annie M.G. Schmidt’s Bold and Brassy Kids gives visitors the chance to experience a weird and wonderful adventure in the rebellious world of Annie M.G. Schmidt, the queen of Dutch children’s literature. There are all kinds of things to see and do. Step into Abel’s lift for a thrilling journey, create a cat vlog with Minou, build the most beautiful poems on the Poem Building …

  • Georgios Artopoulos

    The exhibition "Nicosia: The Birth and Evolution of a Capital" included the creation of this digital interactive platform with a 3D representation of the city's historic core from the first steps of conception of the exhibition. In this 3D "interactive map" of the city, the visitors of the museum are able to observe the location of monuments in the context of the whole city, so that they can better understand the spatial transformations the urban fabric has undergone with the conversion of the city into the state capital. Through this interactive platform, the visitors of the exhibition are able to study not only the architecture of the most significant heritage of the divided city, but …

  • Studio Louter

    After a renovation of more than 30 years, the gothic St. Peter’s Church in Leuven (Belgium) is back to its former glory. Not only the building, but also many special artworks have been restored and placed back in their original location. In an iPad tour based on the famous displayed artworks, such as the triptych ‘The Last Supper’ by Dieric Bouts, the hidden stories behind these treasures can be discovered. With the latest mixed reality technology, M Leuven and Studio Louter designed an iPad tour through the versatile past of Leuven from in and around the refurbished church. By using augmented reality, a digital layer is laid on top of the reality. The past and present are digitally …

  • Harmen

    A online theatre experience for the post-corona era. NITE Hotel is an online theatre experience combining the essential social and artistic elements from offline theaters by creating a new innovative, interactive, inclusive and international platform for the performing arts in the digital age. In a time where performing artists and audiences are looking for new ways to engage to the collective artistic experience due to a worldwide lock down of performing art spaces, NITE hotel is bringing together the live experience of the performing arts and an unique sense of community. NITE hotel brings a new togetherness though the arts. Because our audiences are home bound, visitors of NITE Hotel can …

  • Khora and Esrum Abbey & Millfarm

    How do you show and enliven a bygone era? How do you recreate a building of extreme beauty and complexity that no longer exists or which, in the case of Esrum Abbey, exists with only a tenth of its original size? And how do you communicate the atmosphere, the beauty, and the grandeur of a building? This has long been a major challenge of Esrum Abbey and Millfarm (EKM). Today, visitors can experience this historically important cultural heritage site in a virtual reality production, made in collaboration between Khora and Esrum Abbey and Millfarm.

  • Tinker imagineers

    As part of the exhibition North & South - European Masterpieces Reunited at the Museum Catharijneconvent Tinker imagineers designed a 4D experience of the medieval altar. The exhibition brought together rare masterpieces dating back to the High Middle Ages from Norway and Spain. It's a unique combination since this type of art from Middle Europe has been all but lost. Moreover, no complete altar from this periode has been preserved anywhere in the world. We designed a voyage of discovery to the origins of these extraordinary objects, starting from the mysterious 800-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary from the museum's collection. The grand finale of the exhibition is the way Mary magically …

  • Rémi Large

    Empire of the Ordinary is a 15-minute virtual reality video game that takes the absurd and dreamy universe of Magritte's paintings and turns it into a contemplative and artistic experience.

  • Charlotte Trigance

    The Boberil Manor is dated from the first half of the 14th century (1335). The Boberil Manor, an important part of the Hermitage village located 15km from Rennes, France, has been undergoing restoration works since 2017. Mr. Olivier du Boberil, the owner, tells us about the restoration project of the oldest dated manor in Brittany and the different discoveries unearthed during the archaeological studies beforehand. This is the first episode of a trilogy about this exceptional building rich in history and the traditional craftsmanship displayed for its construction. Discover the second episode, " Local materials and ancient restoration methods - The Boberil Manor " here : …

  • Riccardo Bonina

    Sicily Histories is an application for iOS and Android devices that wants to make you passionate about the culture and history of Sicily. Through the adventures of characters moving from one point of interest to another, we tell about archaeological parks, baroque monasteries, noble palaces, theaters and historical sites. We believe that the culture of a land is not only its artistic history, but also its warmth, folklore, cuisine and sympathy of the people. Visitors, thanks to their smartphones or tablets, can experience the trip in the shoes of historical characters of the place they visit, also, moving from place to place, can complete the great game of culture by winning prizes …

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