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Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Placido Domingo, the opera singer and President of Europa Nostra, presented the awards to the 27 winners assembled at the Austrian capital's Burgtheater.
The 27 laureates, selected from 160 nominated projects across 30 countries, are honoured for achievements in four areas: conservation; research; dedicated service; education, training and awareness-raising. The award ceremony will take place on 5 May
To close its 50th anniversary year, Europa Nostra will be hosting a policy conference in Brussels on December 4-6 entitled Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe, Europe Counts for Cultural Heritage. The conference will also premiere their new
How best to preserve the archaeological record of the past, which so often obtrudes on political objectives of the present? And what happens when nation states are effectively bankrupt? Are its monuments to be allowed to collapse into decay? Or
World Heritage list this month, joining a swelling number of European venues attempting to convert industrial grit into viable tourism and leisure industries...Colliery Zollverein in Essen/Germany, Voelklingen Ironworks (Saarland/Germany) or Big Pit
Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and National Heritage. Promulgated in 1972, the convention now has 188 member countries and 936 world heritage sites. Since joining the convention in 1985, China has listed 41 heritage sites
It sits in the ancient heart of Rome and is an emblem of the city's imperial history as well as an icon of Italy. But plans to restore Rome's nearly 2,000-year-old Colosseum are causing rumblings among heritage workers and restorers, compounded by