Winners of the Heritage in Motion Awards 2020 announced!

20 November 2020

This evening, the Estonian Maritime Museum was awarded the Heritage in Motion ‘Best Achievement Award’ for their digital and audiovisual solutions in Fat Margaret permanent exhibition "Towering Tales of the Sea".  In four category winners were also announced during the Heritage in Motion Award Ceremony, this year online and from Science Centre GeoFort in the historical New Dutch Waterline.

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 products, engaging the public with Europe’s outstanding heritage in all its forms.

The Jury was unanimous in declaring digtal and audiovisual solutions in Fat Margaret permanent exhibition "Towering Tales of the Sea" as the winner of the Best Achievement Award.

'The Estonian Maritime Museum’s second renewed permanent exhibition opened in Fat Margaret during November 2019. 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 data, others are more hands-on and experiential, and some are based on a vast amount of historic research.'

Jury: “The approach is ambitious and multifaceted by combining various technologies dynamically, thereby continuously engaging and surprising visitors."

The other winners are:

Jury: “ We're impressed by this powerful but easy-to-use tool for bringing together scholars, researchers, civil society and potential investors. It raises awareness, strengthens local initiatives and fosters synergies.

  • The Pincer Jaws of Heaven at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre (Martello Media & Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Ireland) in the category "Film & video"

Jury: “The images are literally and metaphorically poetic. Viewers are taken in by visuals of breathtaking beauty, suggestively illustrating Patrick Kavanagh's poetry and creating an intimate dialogue.

  • Please Touch! An inclusive art experience powered by ARCHES in the category "App"

Jury: “We're excited by the novel combination of 3D surfaces, computer technologies and multimedia apllications, allowing visitors to experience a visual work of art through different senses. Empowering, creative and exemplary."

Jury: We praise the novel approach to make this highly emblematic and complex artefact accessible to the wider public by an impressive 3-D projection which greatly enhanced the interaction with the real object."

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

The European Museum Academy is a non-profit foundation representing museums at the European level. The EMA has members in more than 30 countries.

Europa Nostra, the Voice of Cultural Heritage, represents a rapidly growing citizen’s movement for the safeguarding of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. Its extensive European network covers almost 50 countries in Europe.

Europeana is the central network for the digital cultural heritage sector in Europe and directly connects thousands of cultural institutions with European citizens.