exhaustive list of projects awarded in 2017 globally

Every year in December, the organizers propose a handpicked list of projects, out of multitude of them. They have all received a prize during that year (preceding the conference at which they will be shown); the list is then approved by the Advisory Board and partners. This final selection contains 28 projects in the core programme and 14 projects in the preceding multimedia / new technologies segment IMAGINES


European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017

Category Conservation

  • St. Martin’s Chapel in Stari Brod, near Sisak, Croatia 

  • Baroque Complex and Gardens in Kuks, Hradec Králové region, Czech Republic

  • Ancient city of Karthaia, Island of Kea, Greece

  • Bastion of the Grand Master’s Palace in Rhodes, Greece

  • White Pyramid in Rome, Italy

  • The King’s Road across Filefjell, Norway

  • The Clérigos’ Church and Tower in Porto, PortugalL

  • Cultural Palace in Blaj, Transylvania, Romania

  • Cap Enderrocat Fortress, Mallorca, Spain

  • Roof for the ruins of the Monastery of San Juan in Burgos, Spain

  • Cromford Mills: Building 17, Derbyshire, United Kingdom


Category Research

  • Rode Altarpiece Research and Conservation Project, Tallinn, Estonia

  • ‘Carnival King of Europe, San Michele all’Adige, Italy

  • ‘Museum Piranesi, Milan, Italy

  • Bosch Research and Conservation Project, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands


Category Dedicated Service

  • Mr. Ferdinand Meder, Zagreb, Croatia, 

  • Mr. Jim Callery, County Roscommon, Ireland

  • The Norwegian Lighthouse Society, Norway

  • Mr. Zoltán Kallós, Transylvania, Romania


Category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising

  • Erfgoedplus: Online heritage platform, Hasselt, Belgium

  • Centre of Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus

  • Educational programme for Czech cultural heritage, Telč, Vysočina region, Czech Republic

  • Paavo Nurmi Legacy project, , Turku, Finland

  • Heritage Crafts Initiative for Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Cultural Heritage and Barrier-free Accessibility project, Berlin, Germany 

  • ilCartastorie: Storytelling in the archives, Naples, Italy

  • Jewish Cultural Heritage: Educational programme,Warsaw, Poland ,

  • Advanced Master in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, European programme coordinated in Guimarães, Portugal

  • SAMPHIRE: Maritime heritage project in western Scotland, United Kingdom


From European countries not taking part in the EU Creative Europe programme:


Category Conservation

  • Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam in Istanbul, Turkey


Category Research

  • Philippe Stern’s Collection of Timekeepers, Geneva, Switzerland

European Museum Forum

European Museum of the Year Award 2017

  • Museum of Ethnography, Geneva, Switzerland

Silletto Prize 2017

  • Leiria Museum, Leiria, Portugal

Kenneth Hudson Award 2017

  • Museum of the First President of Russia Boris Yeltsin, Yekaterinburg, Russia


The Council of Europe Museum Prize 2017

  • Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe, France

European Museum Academy

Micheletti Award 2017

  • GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, Dublin, Ireland

DASA Award 2017

  • Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

International Association for Children in Museums

Children in Museums Award 2017

  • National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Art Fund Prize

Museum of the Year 2017

  • The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom

Norwegian Museum Association

Norwegian Museum Of The Year 2017

  • Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, Norway

Museums + Heritage Awards

Judges’ Special Recognition Award

  • The National Trust


Project on a Limited Budget

  • Hallaton in the Great War Research Group, Hallaton in the Great War - Tales of theUnexpected


Restoration or Conservation

  • The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Restoration of Sebastiano'sAdoration of the Shepherds


Temporary or Touring Exhibition

  • The Novium, Chichester District Council, Tim Peake: An Extraordinary Journey


The International Award

  • Helsinki City Museum, The New Helsinki City Museum


Volunteers of the Year Award – Team

  • People's History Museum, Community Curators of Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights



  • Historic Royal Palaces, The Lost Palace


Marketing Campaign

  • 14-18 NOW, Jeremy Deller, Rufus Norris, National Theatre & Birmingham Rep, We're here because we're here'


Permanent Exhibition

  • National Museums Scotland, Ten New Galleries at the National Museum of Scotland


Educational Initiative

  • National Trust - Croome, Potter & Ponder: Sensory Experiences

Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

  • People’s History Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom

Intermuseum 2017 / ICOM Russia Awards

ICOM Russia award 

  • Yaroslavl State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-reserve, Yaroslavl region


Intermuseum best project in the sphere of museum education

  • The State Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg.

Intermuseum best museum scientific and research project

  • The State United Novgorod Museum-reserve, Novgorod Velikiy


Intermuseum best project in the sphere of IT and multimedia

  • Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture, Moscow


Intermuseum best project aimed at social cooperation

  • The museum of the history of Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg


Intermuseum Grand-Prix 

  • The State Peterhof Museum-reserve, Saint-Petersburg

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

BankGiro Loterij Museumprijs 2017

  • TextielMuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Associação Portuguesa de Museologia

Portuguese Museum Award 2017​

  • Money Museum, Lisboa, Portugal

Swedish Museum Association / ICOM Sweden

Swedish Museum of the Year 2017

  • Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

Heritage Education Trust

Sandford Awards 2017

  • Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey

  • Attingham Park, National Trust

  • Blenheim Palace

  • British Motor Museum

  • Cardiff Castle

  • Chawton House Library

  • Cooper Gallery- Barnsley Museums

  • Corinium Museum

  • Coventry Cathedral

  • Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms, Bath

  • Geevor Tin Mine

  • Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

  • Hull and East Riding Museum

  • Jane Austen's House Museum

  • Jewish Museum London

  • Knole, National Trust

  • Lamport Hall

  • Leeds Castle

  • Leeds City Museum

  • Lion Salt Works

  • M Shed, Bristol

  • Mansfield Museum

  • Museum of English Rural Life

  • National Football Museum

  • The Navan Centre and Fort

  • Norwich Castle

  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

  • Sentry Hill Historic House and Visitor Centre

  • Temple Newsam House

  • The Englefield Estate

  • The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

  • Valence House Museum

  • Verulamium Museum

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

  • Weald and Downland Living Museum

  • Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

  • Weston Park

  • Winding House Museum

  • York's Chocolate Story

Finnish Museums Association

Museum of the Century Award

  • Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tempere, Finland

International Design and Communication Awards

Best Branding

  • Gold - See Them Both By The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art - Usa

  • Silver - Kunsten To Go By Kunsten Museum Of Modern Art Aalborg - Denmark

  • Bronze - Estufa At Estudio De Design Inhotim By Hardy Design - Brazil


Best Exhibitiomn Com'

  • Gold - The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces From Tate By Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki - New Zealand

  • Silver - Dinosaurs At Geneva Museum Of Natural History By Cavalcade - Switzerland

  • Silver - Dinosaurs On The Loose By The National Museum Wales / Amgueddfa Cymru - UK

  • Bronze - Topp Twins: An Exhibition By Te Manawa Museum Of Art, Science And History - New Zealand


Best Scenography for a temporary exhibition 

  • Gold - Our Stories: Interactive Learning Centre By The National Gallery Of Canada - Canada

  • Silver - The World Of The Dutch East India Company By The National Archives Of The Netherlands - Netherlands

  • Bronze - #Techstyle By The Museum Of Fine Arts Boston - Usa


Best Scenography for a permanent collection 

  • Gold - Tirpitz Museum By Tinker Imagineers - Netherlands

  • Gold - Smithsonian Institution's National Museum Of African American History And Culture By Ralph Appelbaum Associates - Usa

  • Silver - The Witte Museum By Gallagher & Associates - Usa

  • Bronze - The Candian History Hall By The Canadian Museum Of History - Canada


Best App 

  • Gold - Send Me Sfmoma By San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art - Usa

  • Silver - Eye To Ear, Gallery Of Audible Images By Nous Wissensmanagement Gmbh - Austria

  • Bronze - Tate Day Finding App By Fabrique, Q42 & Northernlight - Netherlands


Best Website 

  • Gold - Brokenships For Museum Of Broken Relationships By Infinum - Croatia

  • Silver - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Website By Fabrique - Netherlands

  • Bronze - Convict Sydney By Sydney Living Museums - Australia

Estonian Museum Awards 2017

Conservation project of the year

  • Interdisciplinary studies of mummies and presentation of results to various target groups - Jaanika Anderson and Ester Oras, University of Tartu Museum


Temporary exhibition of the year

  • “The national costume is the norm. On every season” - Reet Piiri and Riina Reinvelt, Estonian National Museum


Permanent exhibition of the year

  • “Stories & Songs” - Tanel Veeremaa, The Estonian Theatre and Music Museum


Museum marketer of the year 

  • Weave yourself in history - Helena Haller, Evelin Värk, , Estonian Open Air Museum

Museum developer of the year

  • 360-degree Virtual Reality Movie "The Secrets of Ancient Sea"– Sander Olo, Estonian Museum of Natural History

Forum of Slavic Cultures

Živa Award 2017

  • Slovenian Alpine Museum, Jesenice, Slovenia

AHI Discover Heritage Awards 2017

Museums and historic properties/sites

  • Lifting the Lid at the Vyne


Visitor / Interpretation Centres

  • Man & Boy exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace


Landscapes, forests, nature reserves, parks and gardens

  • Family narrated multi-lingual audio guides at world's third best garden


Interpretation for a target audience

  • Egyptian Sculpture Gallery Touch Tour


Community projects

  • Pop-Up Ruskin Museum


The AHI Award for Excellence in Interpretation

  • Lifting the Lid off the Vyne

ICOM Serbia Awards

Institution of the Year Award 2017

  • Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade and National Museum in Belgrade for Partnership in the project "Ceramics and its Dimensions"

Project of the Year Award 2017

  • Living the Past - Serbian Medieval Gastronomy, Artis Center, Belgrade

The Best in Heritage

IMAGINES Project of Influence 2017

  • Provincie Limburg: Limburg 1914-1918, Small Stories From the Great War, Belgium

Best in Heritage Project of Influence 2017

  • Micropia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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asia & pacific

Chinese Museums Association

Most Innovative Museums in China 2017

  • Sichuan Museum, Chengdu

  • Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

Award of Excellence

  • Blue House Cluster, Hong Kong SAR, China


Award of Distinction

  • Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, Perth, Australia

  • Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, China


Award of Merit

  • Christ Church, Mumbai, India

  • Royal Bombay Opera House, Mumbai, IndiaSri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, India

  • Great Hall and Clock Tower Buildings, Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • New Design in Heritage Contexts:

  • Jingdezhen Ceramic Industry Museum, Jingdezhen, China

  • Macha Village, Gansu Province, China

  • Persian Gulf University – Faculty of Art & Architecture, Bulshehr, Iran

Japan Design Space Association

DSA Design Award Grand Prix 2017

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima, Japan

2017 Victorian Museum Awards

The Archival Survival Award for Volunteer-Run Museums (up to 1 EFT paid staff)

  • Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History


The Archival Survival Award for Small Museums (2-7 Paid Staff)

  • Burrinja Cultural Centre


The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums (8-50 Paid Staff)

  • Bendigo Tramways


The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Large Museums (51+ Paid Staff)

  • Museums Victoria


Victorian Collections Awards For Excellence In Museum Cataloguing


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for organisations with volunteer staff

  • Warrnambool and District Historical Society


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for organisations with paid staff

  • Mission to Seafarers Victoria


The Victorian Collections Award for Excellence for war heritage organisations

  • Wangaratta RSL Sub-Branch

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland

2017 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA)

Organisations with paid staff


  • Cairns Historical Society for Reimagining Cairns Museum  



  • Queensland Museum Network for World Science Festival Brisbane 2017

  • Logan Art Gallery for lesu ra mir giz (from the beginning) ge omaida (when the gospel came) mer ge baziarda (it took root in erub) igiare torres strait (and branched out to the whole of the torres strait)


  • Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach for Powering on Sustainably


Organisations Volunteer Run


  • Texas Qld Inc for Restoration of Texas Rabbit Works



  • Kilburnie Homestead, Jambin for Open Days

IMAGinE Awards 2017

Engagement Programs

  • Tamworth Powerstation Museum: Sparking Curiosity and Wonder: A K-6 Visit Experience and Education Kit

  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery: Generation Art

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: Nude Live


Exhibition Projects Galeries

  • The Lock-Up – Know your neighbour

  • Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre: Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars – Art from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands

  • Campbelltown Arts Centre: Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise


Exhibition Projects Museums

  • Fairfield City Museum & Gallery: A Home Away from Home: Exploring Fairfield City’s Multicultural Clubs

  • Museum of the Riverina : Talking Machines

  • Australian Museum: Transformations – Art of the Scott Sisters


Capacity Building, Capital & Sustainability

  • Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest and Museum of Applied Arts & Science Gravity (and Wonder)

  • Museums Discovery Centre: Shared Museums Collections Storage Project

ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards

Exhibition Excellence - Art

  • Te Tuhi: Share/Cheat/Unite