EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2013 laureate
SOS Azulejo Project, Loures, Portugal
Portuguese historic and artistic ceramic tiles (“azulejos”) stand out in the world cultural heritage for their invaluable richness and cover the walls of hundreds of thousands of Portuguese buildings. Because ‘azulejos’ are increasingly valued by art experts, historians and international antique dealers, they are getting more tempting for art and antiques burglary and trafficking.In 2007 the Portuguese Judiciary Police Museum (JPM) created the ‘SOS Azulejo Project’ in response to problems of theft and neglect, but also motivated by the institutional and practical circumstances.
Presentation is taking place on Saturday, 27th September, 15.25 - 15.50

25-27 September 2014

13th Edition

In partnership with EUROPA NOSTRA
Under Special Patronage of ICOM

Dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Hudson (OBE), and Georges Henri Rivière.
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At a Glance


  • Registration and two guided tours of the City Walls
  • eCultValue "Dialogue Day"
  • Opening ceremony in the "Marin Držić" Theatre
  • Key note Adress
  • Welcome party in Sponza Palace


  • Presentations of 12 awarded projects with discussions
  • Global Heritage Forum plenary session
  • Etno dinner party offered by Dubrovnik Museums in Museum Rupe


  • Presentations of 12 awarded projects with discussions
  • Vote on the best formal presentation
  • Closing ceremony and Party in Rector's palace


  • Post conference excursion to Kotor Bay, Montenegro