Verket won NODEM 2004 :

Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums

Verket compeeted in Nodem 2004 together with Interactive Instituete. Verket compeeted with the interactiv blast furnace hall where visitors with help by using a flashlight magicly bring new life to the old steelwork. Every flashlight is used to gather information and effects from the environment. The Flashlight starts events in the old works that give information and enjoyment of the steelproduction. Stories and effects gives a feeling for time, environment, people.

Competition was settled in Helsinki 4-5 may.nodem

Jury’s Commentary:
This representation of the blasting iron works gives different visitors a phenomenal and attractive experience as well through pedagogical as narrative layers. The use of augmented reality interface inside this old industrial iron plant, creates an excellent contrast between the declining industrial society and the rising information society.






BIHdiplompresentHeritage-DiplomaThe Best in Heritage

THE BEST IN HERITAGE 2005Dubrovnik, Croatia / 22nd – 24th September 2005More then 120 museums and heritage professionals as well as experts interested or interconnected with museums or heritage sector attended the fourth edition of The Best in Heritage event in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 22nd to 24th September 2005.The Best in Heritage is an annual presentation of the best museum, heritage and conservation projects held under the patronage of International Council of Museums (ICOM), UNESCO Venice office, Europa Nostra, ICOMOS and the City of Dubrovnik and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Leventis Foundation and the Museums of Dubrovnik. The event works as the case study or in-depth presentation of the most successful museums and heritage projects internationally, awarded as the best – nationally or internationally. The issue is presenting quality, sharing it with interested professionals and media, and make it a unique opportunity of learning by the best examples in anything concerning the care and communication of heritage.Throughout the three days of this year event 20 projects were presented coming from 18 countries, among others “Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art” (winner of the Gulbenkian Prize), “Trakya University Sultan Bayazid II Kulliye Health Care Museum” (The Council of Europe Award by EMF), “The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum” (Irish Museum of the Year Award), “The House of Terror Museum” from Budapest (Special Commendation by EMF & Hungarian Museum of the Year), “Museums to Discover Project” developed by Société des Musées Québécois (F@IMP – AVICOM – Silver Web’Art Award), “Joe Alon Center – The Museum of Bedouin Culture” from Israel, “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum” (USA), “Domvs Romana – Heritage Malta”, “The Worker’s Museum” (Denmark)…The provocative introductory lecture titled ” Why the Louvre is the World’s Worst Museum” was delivered by Mr. Julian Spalding from Scotland. The opening session hosted Mrs. Marie Paule Roudil (head at the Section for Culture, UNESCO Venice Office) Comte Denis de Kergorlay (vice-president of Europa Nostra), Ms. Goranka Horjan (Assistant Minister at Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia), Mr. Stephen Harrison (director of Manx National Heritage and Chairman of the Advisory Board), Professor Tomislav Sola (director and founder of The Best in Heritage and professor at Chair of Museology at University of Zagreb) as well as representative of national ICOM and Croatian Museum Association.At the closing Gala Cocktail inside the most famous Dubrovnik building, Renaissance Rector Palace, the award for the best delivered presentation went to “The Avesta Works” from


The Best in Heritage – Excellence Club
Exponatec, Cologne – 14 -16 February 2006
The Best in Heritage – Club of Excellence…

In the past four years several museum/heritage institutions, projects and artists have been presented in Dubrovnik. They were chosen for their excellence and shown at one place and time to the professional audience that came to listen and see why they were proclaimed the best. Sometimes, they are the best in their country. In other cases they have been granted an international award. Respecting the long and costly process of professional evaluation the numerous juries have gone through, – European Heritage Association proposes this list as the informal Club of Excellence. It is unique in the world of the concerned professions by the filtered quality they together represent.

…and Exponatec Cologne

This accumulation of quality within the framework of a unique event caught the attention of the organizers of Exponatec, the new and the ambitious fair for museums, conservation and heritage institutions’ equipment. The European Heritage Association that runs The Best in Heritage and Koelnmesse that operates Exponatec has agreed to join forces in proposing the best quality as inspiration for professional excellence. In February 2006 we shall perform three days of The Best in Heritage – Excellence Club event in Cologne, during the Fair.