The European Commission and Europa Nostra have revealed the winners of the 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards – with three Heritage Alliance members scooping top prizes!
The 28 award winners, selected from 263 applications submitted by organisations and individuals from 29 countries, are honoured for outstanding achievements in four categories: conservation; research and digitization; dedicated service to heritage; and education, training and awareness-raising.
Winners from the UK include: The Princes Regeneration Trust’s [Alliance member] Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent and Stonehenge (surrounding landscape and visitor centre) in the Conservation Category; the Churches Conservation Trust [Alliance member] in the category of dedicated service, and the North of England Civic Trust’s [Alliance member] Heritage Skills Initiative in Newcastle in the category of Education, Training and Awareness-Raising.
Crispin Truman, Chief Executive of The Churches Conservation Trust [Alliance member] said:
“The Churches Conservation Trust has been working for more than forty five years to save churches at risk across England. The past year has been one of the most important in our history, and I am delighted that Europa Nostra has recognised our work.”
For more information and details of all winners see the Europa Nostra website. Middleport Pottery has made a press release available here, the Heritage Skills Initiative press release is available here, while the CCT press release is also available here.