Finalists Announced for the Heritage in Motion Awards 2016

11 April 2016

The Hague, 11 April 2016.  Today 8 finalists were announced for the Heritage in Motion Awards, the international competition for the best multimedia achievements in the field of cultural heritage in Europe. The awards are geared towards creators and producers of films, games, apps and websites on themes related to Europe’s heritage, cultural and natural, tangible and intangible.  

The 8 finalists are competing for 4 awards and one overall Best Achievement Award.

The winners will be announced on Friday 20 May 2016 at Museum of the Industrial Olive-Oil Production in Lesbos, Greece, during the annual conference of the European Museum Academy. 

The finalists for Heritage in Motion Awards 2016 are: 

Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg with Archivportal-D- Building a German archives portal - GERMANY

Museum Catharijneconvent with Church collection online – NETHERLANDS

Haunted Planet Studios LTD with Bram Stoker's Vampires - IRELAND 

Vizerra with Virtual Architecture Museum - RUSSIA

Visual Dimension bvba with Ename 1290 - BELGIUM

IJsfontein with Strong Water: Interactive exploration on the history of the Dutch Waterline - NETHERLANDS

Province of Limburg with Limburg 1914-1918, Small stories from a Great War – BELGIUM

Bursa Metropolitan Municipality with Bursa: from traditional to universal - TURKEY

Heritage in Motion is a joint initiative of the European Museum Academy and Europa Nostra and is empowered by Europeana.

The European Museum Academy (EMA) is a non-profit foundation representing museums at the European level. It has members in more than 38 countries. The EMA is engaged in developing researches in the field of museum innovation, stimulating new ideas and experiences and offering its services as an incubator for new talents and new programmes in order to improve the quality of museum services and of museological discourse at the European level”.

Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, represents a rapidly growing citizens’ movement for the safeguarding of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. The pan-European network is composed of 230 member organisations (heritage associations and foundations with a combined membership of more than 5 million people), 120 associated organisations (governmental bodies, local authorities and corporations) and also 1300 individual members who directly support their mission. 

Europeana is Europe’s digital platform for cultural heritage, collecting and providing online access to tens of millions of digitized items from libraries, archives, audio visual collections and museums across Europe. Its network brings together cultural heritage, technology and creative industries professionals from across Europe.