The Stewards of Cultural Heritage project has been awarded second place in the “Project of Influence” 2020 by The Best in Heritage. “The Best in Heritage” is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation and partner of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Europa Nostra and Creative Europe and promotes every aspect of professional excellence in heritage occupations through an annual, global conference. It selects and presents examples of the best and most successful practices and innovations in museums, heritage and conservation.
Syria’s ongoing Civil War has seen the loss of thousands of lives and the displacement of some several million people to other countries, while others still remain missing. The conflict has also led to the loss and destruction of invaluable cultural heritage. The project Stewards of Cultural Heritage, a part of the “Zero Hour/StundeNull – A future for the time after the Crisis” project of the Archaeological Heritage Network and supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the Gerda Henkel Foundation, was initiated to help safeguard Syrian cultural heritage through capacity building with Syrian heritage specialists who currently reside in Turkey.
The project „Stewards of Cultural Heritage“ received the European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award and Grand Prix during GRANDE SOIRÉE DU PATRIMOINE EUROPÉEN in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The prize comes with 10.000 €, which will be used for the project. The jury acknowledged the Stewards of Cultural Heritage as „an excellent, international and collaborative, training initiative, involving a variety of stakeholders and addressing an important current issue with pan-European relevance“.
The project Stewards of Cultural Heritage, a cooperation between the DAI Istanbul Department and the Archaeological Heritage Network, was initiated to help safeguard Syrian cultural heritage through capacity building with Syrian heritage specialists who currently reside in Turkey. The Stewards of Cultural Heritage project is a part of the ArcHerNet associated project “Zero Hour – A future for the time after the crisis” and supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
On April 18th 2018 the Art Directors Club (ADC) awarded the exhibition „Rebuild Palmyra? – Zukunft eines umkämpften Weltkulturerbes“ in Hamburg with the second prize of the »ADC Junior-Wettbewerb 2018«. The ADC acknowledged the work of the student of HTWG Konstanz. The Archaeological Heritage Network (ArcHerNet) supported the project financially.
The Art Directors Club für Deutschland e.V. (ADC) is Germany’s most significant association of the German-speaking creative industry. In its statement the jury acknowledged: “The work impresses with its professional research, depth of content and scenographic considerations. Especially the interdisciplinary approach is commendeable!“