Georgia’s Art Palace Receives Europa Nostra Special Mention Award

TBILISI - Georgia’s Art Palace received a Special Mention prize by the jury of Europa Nostra for its outstanding contribution to the conservation of historic paintings, furniture and other elements, .

According to Europa Nostra’s official Web site, the special mentions prize for Cultural Heritage was originally announced during the European Heritage Congress held from 10-14 June 2015 in Oslo, Norway.

The juries awarded the special mention status to 16 different heritage achievements from 13 European countries. A special mentions prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the conservation and enhancement of heritage.

The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection in Georgia, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation and the National Committee at the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the US Embassy in Georgia were responsible for preparing the museum’s nomination.

Uniting 400 member organizations and 1500 individual members from about 50 countries, Europa Nostra focuses on saving Europe’s endangered historical monuments, sites and cultural landscapes.

By Tamar Svanidze
Edited by Nicholas Waller

22 March 2016 22:13