exhaustive list of projects awarded in 2018 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 2018

Category Conservation

  • St. Wenceslas Rotunda, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Poul Egede's Mission House, Ilimanaq, Greenland, Denmark

  • Dr. Barner’s Sanatorium, Braunlage/Harz, Germany

  • The Winzerberg: Royal Vineyard At Potsdam-Sanssouci, Germany

  • Byzantine Church Of Hagia Kyriaki, Naxos, Greece

  • Collaborative Conservation Of The Apse Mosaic Of The Transfiguration In The Basilica At St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, Egypt/Greece/Italy

  • The Botanical Garden Of The National Palace Of Queluz, Sintra, Portugal

  • The Pavilion Of Prince Miloš At The Bukovička Spa, Arandjelovac, Serbia

  • The Bač Fortress, Bač, Serbia

  • Façade Of San Ildefonso College, Alcalá De Henares, Spain

  • Sorolla’s Sketches Of Spain, Valencia, Spain


Category Research

  • Epico: European Protocol In Preventive Conservation, Coordinated In Versailles, France

  • Textile From Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Cultlab3d: Automated Scanning Technology For 3d Digitisation, Darmstadt, Germany

  • Research And Cataloguing Of The State Art Collection, Belgrade, Serbia

Category Dedicated Service

  • The Wonders Of Bulgaria Campaigners, Bulgaria

  • Mr. Stéphane Bern, France

  • Association Of The International Private Committees For The Safeguarding Of Venice, Italy

  • The Hendrick De Keyser Association, The Netherlands

  • Mrs.Tone Sinding Steinsvik, Norway

  • Private Water Owners Of Argual And Tazacorte, Canary Islands, Spain

Category Education, Training And Awareness-Raising

  • Ief Postino: Belgium And Italy Connected By Letters, Belgium

  • Culture Leap: Educational Programme, Finland

  • National Institute Of Cultural Heritage: Educational And Training Programme For Conservators, France

  • The Alka Of Sinj Museum, Croatia

  • The Rising From Destruction Campaign, Coordinated In Rome, Italy

  • Open Monuments, Italy

  • Geocraftnl: Minecraft Heritage Project By Geofort, The Netherlands

  • Plečnik House, Slovenia


Heritage Achievement From A European Country Not Taking Part In The Eu Creative Europe Programme.
Category Conservation

  • Zografyon Greek School, Istanbul, Turkey

European Museum Forum

European Museum of the Year Award 2018

  • Design Museum, London, United Kingdom

Silletto Prize 2018

  • Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding, Betina, Croatia

Kenneth Hudson Award 2018

  • Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia


The Council of Europe Museum Prize 2018

  • War Childhood Museum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

European Museum Academy

Micheletti Award 2018

  • Chaplin’s World by Grevin, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

DASA Award 2018

  • SMAC Staatliches Museum fur Archaologie Chemnitz, Germany

Hands on! International Association for Children in Museums

Children in Museums Award 2018

  • The Keppel Centre for Art Education at National Gallery Singapore

Art Fund Prize

Museum of the Year 2018

  • Tate St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Museums + Heritage Awards

Special Recognition Award

  • The Wolfson Foundation


Project on a Limited Budget

  • Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL, The Whale Weekender


Restoration or Conservation

  • The Royal Parks, Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project


Temporary or Touring Exhibition

  • The Salisbury Museum, Terry Pratchett: His World


The International Award

  • Holland Open Air Museum and Kossmann.dejong, The Canon of Dutch History


Volunteers of the Year Award – Team

  • Scottish Football Museum, Football Memories Volunteer Network



  • Museum of London Archaeological Archive, #ArchiveLottery


Marketing Campaign

  • The Postal Museum, Launching The Postal Museum and Mail Rail


Permanent Exhibition

  • Brooklands Museum, The Brooklands Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed


Educational Initiative

  • UCL Museums and Collections, Museums on Prescription

Fundraising Initiative of the Year

  • Haslemere Educational Museum, Museum in a Million

Family Friendly Museum Award 2018

  • Leeds City Museum, United Kingdom

International Institute For Conservation Of Historic And Artistic Works

IIC Keck Award 2018

  • Rode Altarpiece In Focus, Tallinn, Estonia

Intermuseum 2018 / ICOM Russia Awards

ICOM Russia award 

  • Museum of Modern art PERMM, Perm, Perm region

Intermuseum Grand-Prix 

  • The State Museum of History of GULAG, Moscow

Norwegian Museum Association

Norwegian Museum Of The Year 2018

  • Blaafarveværk, Åmot, Norway

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

BankGiro Loterij Museumprijs 2018

  • Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Associação Portuguesa de Museologia

Museum of the Year 2018

  • Museu Metalúrgica Duarte Ferreira (Tramagal), Abrantes

Swedish Museum Association / ICOM Sweden

Swedish Museum of the Year 2018

  • Göteborgs konstmuseum

Heritage Education Trust

Sandford Awards 2018

  • Bassetlaw Museum

  • Belton House

  • Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

  • Boughton House

  • Brading Roman Villa

  • Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery    

  • Dinefwr, National Trust

  • Discovery Point and RRS Discovery

  • Eastbury Manor House

  • Fota Wildlife Park

  • Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

  • Hampton Court Palace

  • Harewood House Trust, West Yorkshire

  • International Bomber Command Centre

  • Leeds Discovery Centre

  • Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

  • MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) - Time Truck

  • Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ Creative Learning Portfolio

  • Muckross Traditional Farms

  • National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

  • National Coal Mining Museum for England

  • National Justice Museum

  • Peterborough Museum

  • Preston Park Museum and Grounds

  • Ripon Museum Trust

  • River & Rowing Museum

  • Southwell Minster and the Archbishop’s Palace

  • St Albans Cathedral

  • Staircase House

  • The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

  • The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

  • The Bowes Museum

  • The Commandery

  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham

  • The John Moore Museum

  • The Museum of Cannock Chase

  • The Postal Museum

  • The Priest’s House Museum

  • The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

  • The Workhouse, Southwell

  • Thwaite Mills Watermill

  • Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

  • Verdant Works

  • Victoria Tunnel

  • Wilberforce House Museum

  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, The All England Lawn Tennis Club

  • Worcestershire County Museum

Finnish Museums Association

Museum of the Year 2018 

  • EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland


Special Award 2018

  • Aines Art Museum, Torneå, Finland

International Design and Communication Awards

Best Branding

  • Gold - The Slave Calendar, Iziko Slave Lodge Museum by Geometry Cape Town, South Africa

  • Silver - Rijksmuseum SnapGuide by the Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

  • Bronze - The Switch: A Bill Stanley Story by The Field Museum, USA


Best Exhibitiomn Com'

  • Gold - Notman, A Visionary Photographer by the McCord Museum, Canada

  • Silver - Mandela: Struggle for Freedom by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Canada

  • Bronze - Things Change: Martin Phillipps and The Chills by the Otago Museum, New Zealand


Best Scenography for a temporary exhibition 

  • Gold - Gapu-Monuk – Journey to Sea Country by the Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia

  • Silver - Mata Hari, the myth and the maiden at Fries Museum by Studio Louter / OPERA Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Bronze - Chagall: Colour and Music by the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Canada


Best Scenography for a permanent collection 

  • Gold - Rijksmuseum Boerhaave by the Studio Louter / OPERA Amsterdam , Netherlands

  • Silver - Weltmuseum Wien by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Austria

  • Bronze - Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen by Museums Victoria, Australia


Best App 

  • Gold - Hirshhorn Eye by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, USA

  • Silver - Rijksmuseum SnapGuide by the Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

  • Bronze - Smartify CIC, United Kingdom


Best Website 

  • Gold - Americans by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, USA

  • Silver - Museum Without Walls by the British Council, Turkey

  • Bronze - DX Lab by the State Library of NSW, Australia

Estonian Museum Awards 2018

Best Permanent Exhibition

  • Estonian History Museum: My Free Country, Tallinn


Best Temporary Exhibition

  • Art Museum Estonia: Michel Sittow. Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe, Tallinn


Best Conservation Work

  • Art Museum of Estonia: Conservation project by Alar Nurkse of Ivan Aivazovsky’s, Tallinn


Best Museum Collection Developer

  • “Discover and Wonder” public depository project, Estonian Agricultural Museum, Tartu County


Best Promoter of Museum Education

  • Art Museum of Estonia: Let’s Make Art Visible!, Tallinn


Best Scientific Publication 

  • Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum: Eesti spordi lugu (The Story of Estonian Sports), Tartu


Best Scientific Event

  • Stories of Michel Sittow’s Life and Art: Facts and Fables, Tallinn


Friend of the Community

  • Säde Garden Party, Valga Museum


Museum Developer

  • Määrjamäe History Centre of the Estonian History Museum, Tallinn


Special Museum Rat award for 2018

  • Arno Sillat, the founder of the MOMU Motor Sport Museum, Turba

Forum of Slavic Cultures

Živa Award 2018

  • Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland


Best Slavic Heritage Site

  • Kizhi Museum, Russian Federation

ICOM Serbia Awards

To be announced

Museums Association United Kingdom

Museums Change Lives Awards 2018


Best Project Award

  • Birmingham Museums Trust,Birmingham 


Best Small Museum

  • Taigh Cearsabhagh Museum, North Uist, United Kingdom


Northern Ireland MCL Award

  • National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast

Collections Trust Award 2018

  • Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, United Kingdom

The Society for the History of Technology

Dibner Award 2018

  • The Finnish Museum of Games, Vapriikki, Finland

The Best in Heritage

IMAGINES Project of Influence 2018

  • Historic Royal Palaces "The Lost Palace", London, United Kingdom

Best in Heritage Project of Influence 2018

  • TextielMuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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asia & pacific

Chinese Museums Association

Most Innovative Museums in China 2018

  • Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum (Chongqing Museum), Chongqing

  • Hebei Museum, Shijiazhuang

2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Award of Excellence

  • Shijo-cho Ofune-hoko Float Machiya, Kyoto, Japan​


Award of Distinction

  • The LAMO Center, Ladakh, India


Award of Merit

  • 5 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia

  • Aijing Zhuang, Fujian, China

  • Commercial Bank of Honjo Warehouse, Saitama, Japan


New Design in Heritage Contexts

  • Kaomai Estate 1955, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • The Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, Australia

2018 Victorian Museum Awards

Archival Survival Award for Volunteer-Run Museums

  • Stanley Athenaeum


Archival Survival Award for Small Museums

  • Duldig Studio


Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums

  • Multicultural Museums Victoria - Grandmothers Project

Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Large Museums

  • ACMI - Wonderland

Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (Volunteer-Run Organisations)

  • Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum

Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (Organisations with Paid Staff)

  • Uniting Church Archives – Synod of Victoria


Victorian Collections Award for War Heritage Collections  (Paid or Volunteer)

  • Melbourne Legacy

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland

To be announced