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Hungarian Europa Nostra laureates announced

Three Hungarian projects received Europe's most prestigious recognition for the protection of heritage: the Europa Nostra Award.

Award in the category of Education, Training, Awareness Raising for its youth project 2018-2019. The project, entitled “The Secret Life of a Castle” was related to the 30th anniversary of the regime change and had invited students to create a special exhibition. 

This exhibition already won the Special Prize of the Exhibition of the Year 2019 and the Special Prize of Museum Pedagogy in September 2019.

Yet another Europa Nostra Prize went to Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts in the Preservation category for its comprehensive reconstruction. The three-year renovation, designed by Ybl award-winning architect István Mányi, took place within the framework of the Liget Budapest project. According to the jury, the museum built in the early 20th century has been restored in an exemplary manner.

The third winner of a Europa Nostra Prize is the UCCU Roma Informal Foundation, which received the recognition in the Education,Training and Awareness category.

The European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards were launched in 2002 by the European Commission and have been organized by Europa Nostra ever since. The awards promote best practices related to the conservation, management, research, education and communication of a country’s heritage. In this way, the awards contribute to a stronger public recognition of cultural heritage as a strategic resource for Europe’s society and economy.

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