Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
8:00 am to 11:30 pm Eastern Time
Theatre Marin Drzic
- Pred Dvorom 3
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Best in Heritage is an annual conference on which award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects present their success stories. Representatives of over forty laureates elaborate on their achievements, which have been recognized by professional juries over the past year for their outstanding quality. Aim of the conference is to promote these exceptional projects which demonstrate innovation and excellence concerning the care and communication of heritage.
Presenting a comprehensive overview of best practices globally, the 18th edition will feature 42 laureates that have been awarded in the previous year. The three-day gathering will consist of two events – IMAGINES, presenting new technologies and multimedia laureates, and the core program, where institutional and large-scale projects take the stage.
From the United States 4 laureates will be featured in Dubrovnik this September: Detroit Historical Society (National Medal for Museum and Library Service 2018 recipient), Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (MUSE Video, Film, & Computer Animation Gold Award 2018 winner for the Chaney Goodman Schwerner Theater), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (AAM EdCom Award for Innovation in Museum Education 2018 winner for SPACE project) and the National Museum of the American Indian (IDCA Best Website Award 2018 laureate).
Conference participants will have the opportunity to get up-to-date with current trends and tendencies, but also to engage in discussions, and meet the presenters in person at numerous social occasions.
Every year the gathering culminates by proclaiming two winners of the “Project of Influence” award, one for each event, – those which by their excellence and impressive presentation are esteemed as innovators with a lasting impact.
The Best in Heritage is organized in partnership with Europa Nostra (with support of Creative Europe program) and ICOM (International Council of Museums), is under patronage of The City of Dubrovnik, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and sponsored by Meyvaert Glass Engineering and Exponatec Cologne.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.