Winners of the Heritage in Motion Awards 2017 announced

28 September 2017

This evening, United Kingdom’s Historic Royal Palaces received the Heritage in Motion ‘Best Achievement Award’ for their project ‘The Lost Palace’. 3 winners in other categories were also announced during the annual conference of the European Museum Academy, this year held at the Macedonian National Theatre in Skopje.

Heritage in Motion is an annual multimedia competition on themes related to Europe’s cultural and natural heritage for the creators and users of films, games, apps and websites. It celebrates the best multimedia achievements and product that engage the public with Europe’s outstanding heritage in all its forms. Heritage in Motion is a joint initiative of the European Museum Academy and Europa Nostra and is empowered by Europeana.

The Jury was unanimous in declaring Historic Royal Palaces as the winner of the Best Achievement Award.
‘The Lost Palace’
immerses you in the history of a lost heritage site through creative and attractive technology which does not interfere with the experience, and which is enhanced by performances and installations.

Jury: “The project demonstrates a clever use of technology. It is quite poetic and intriguing but at the same time is not afraid to engage the audience with style and theatrics.”

Link: The Lost Palace - Historic Royal Palaces

The other winners are:

  • Athens Time Walk: Greece by Diadrasis Ladas I & Co GP (Category: apps for mobile devices)       Jury: “A nicely executed project with easy navigation and good 3D renderings. A fun way to learn more about local history.”

Link: Athens Time Walk - Greece by Diadrasis Ladas I & Co GP

  • Stockholmskällan: Sweden by the Stockholm City Museum, the Stockholm City Archive, the Stockholm City Library and the City of Stockholm Administration of Education (Category: websites and online content)

Jury: “A thorough collection of data and a best-practice example of cooperation between cultural institutions, initiating a process of actively learning history directly from the primary sources. A good project with solid tech and rich content.”

Link: Stockholmskällan - Sweden by Stockholm City Museum, Stockholm City Archive, Stockholm City Library, City of Stockholm

  • EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: United Kingdom by Seventh Art Productions (Category: Film & Video)                                 
    Jury: “The multi-layered approach helps to unfold the secrets of both the artists and the museums and makes the exhibitions accessible to a much wider audience.”

Link: Exhibition on Screen - Seventh Art Productions

For the first time, this year the jury has decided to award two SPECIAL MENTIONS for extraordinary projects outside of our award categories.

ING Bank and The Next Rembrandt project from THE NETHERLANDS. This is a scientific as well as creative accomplishment. The project opens discussions about the real value and authenticity of art and cultural heritage.

Signly with Signly @ The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the UNITED KINGDOM. This app is a great tool for making museums more inclusive and accessible and has potential far beyond the walls of a museum.


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

Europa Nostra is the pan-European federation of heritage NGOs which is also supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals. Covering more than 40 countries in Europe, it is the voice of civil society committed to safeguarding and promoting Europe's cultural and natural heritage. Europa Nostra celebrates excellence through the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. It campaigns to save Europe's endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions. Europa Nostra has strongly promoted and will actively contribute to the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.
Heritage in Motion is one of the Joint Ventures covered by Europa Nostra’s network project ‘Sharing Heritage - Sharing Values’, which has the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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.