Wednesday, August 30, 2006

European Union Announces 2006 Prize Competition For Preservation Of Architectural Heritage, Landscapes, Works Of Art, And Archeological Sites

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2006 : European Union (Europa Nostra) Prize for Outstanding Cultural Heritage Achievements

Sep 1, 2006 - Sep 15, 2006

Closing date for applications:

Category 2: 1 September 2006
Categories 1 & 3: 15 September 2006

Outstanding heritage achievements will be awarded six monetary "Prizes" of € 10,000 each, in addition to "Medals" and "Diplomas in the following categories:

1. Conservation of:

A) Architectural heritage
B) Landscapes
C) Works of art
D) Archaeological sites

2. Study in the field of cultural heritage conservation

3. Dedicated Service to heritage conservation by individuals or groups

Former information is available at this link from the Council of Europe's and European Union's Cultural Heritage liaison office, Europa Nostra.


Lviv History Museum, the National Art Museum Of Ukraine [Kyiv, Kiev], and the Lviv Art Gallery: three of Ukraine's -- and Greater Europe's -- most outstanding and rewarding Museums.

Stare Selo Castle near Lviv, Ukraine.

Stare Selo is one of about a dozen former Mountain Fortresses, Castles, and Palaces in Western Ukraine awaiting your visit (and further restoration). These historical sites range from 10th Century CE Carpathian Mountain Wooden Castle-Fortresses to grand former Lithuanian and Polish Palaces used as political prisons and sanataria under the Nazis and the Soviets.

Photo credit: (c) Vladyslav "Slav" Tsarynnyk and Lviv Ecotour. With thanks.


Lviv, Ukraine, the 'unofficial' 2006 Cultural Capital of [an Undivided] Europe celebrates its 750th Anniversary in September 2006!

One half hour northwest of Lviv is the planned Renaissance town of Zhovka.


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