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Verket won NODEM 2004

Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums
Verket participated in Nodem 2004 together with the Interactive Institute. The work competed with the interactive blast furnace hall where the visitors with the help of the flashlight conjure new life in the old work. Each flashlight picks up information and effects from the environment. The flashlight triggers events in the old work that provide information and experiences about iron production. Stories and effects give a sense of time, the environment, the people.
The competition was settled in Helsinki 4-5 May
The jury, which consisted of representatives from the museum world in the Nordic countries, motivated the work of the Works as follows:

“Verket Avesta ger olika besökare en unik och fantastisk upplevelse genom pedagogiskt och berättande lager. Dimensionen av förhöjd verklighet i det gamla järnverket skapar en utomordentlig kontrast mellan det gamla industrisamhället och det moderna informationssamhället”

Interactive installation: Avesta municipality, Interactive Institute-Smart studio,
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.

The Best in Heritage Verket

On September 24, the Work was awarded with the membership of Club of Excellence for its digital indoor and experience environment in the old ironworks cabin in Avesta. In competition with about 20 competitors museums and cultural heritage, Verket also won the first prize in Dubrovnik for its presentation. Lars-Åke Everbrand and Kenneth Linder from Avesta municipality managed to capture an overwhelming majority of the assembled participants' voices with their presentation of the work. The prize was awarded by the mayor of Dubrovnik Ms. Dubravka Šuica during Saturday night during a prize ceremony at The Rector’s Palace

Museums from Spain, Russia, Hungary Slovenia, the Israeli Museum of Bedouin Culture, the Scottish Museum of Contemporary Art and the new and rewritten Lincoln Center in Springfield Illinois presented their projects.

The museum man Julian Spalding was exuberantly positive about Avesta Works, which the work is called internationally.
- This was the star of the projects, Spalding says.
- With their simple project with small financial means, they have come up with something really innovative.

Julian Spalding was head of Glasgow Museums and Galleries. He founded award-winning museums such as Ruskin Gallery and the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. He is a renowned author with titles like The eclipse of art - Tackling the crisis in art today and The Poetic Museum

The Best in Heritage is an annual manifestation in which award-winning museums and cultural heritage or otherwise recognized projects from around the world are presented. This year, about 20 objects were selected and invited, including the Work. Prize is awarded to the best presentation where all participating delegates cast their vote. The Best in Heritage is organized in Dubrovnik by cultural heritage institutions such as ICOM, UNESCO, ICOMOS, Europe Nostra and EMYA.
www.thebestinheritage.com

Exponatec Colonge

On September 24, the Work was awarded with the membership of Club of Excellence for its digital indoor and experience environment in the old ironworks cabin in Avesta. In competition with about 20 competitors museums and cultural heritage, Verket also won the first prize in Dubrovnik for its presentation. Lars-Åke Everbrand and Kenneth Linder from Avesta municipality managed to capture an overwhelming majority of the assembled participants' voices with their presentation of the work. The prize was awarded by the mayor of Dubrovnik Ms. Dubravka Šuica during a prize ceremony at The Rector’s Palace.

As an extension of that attention, the work now participates at the international exhibition for museums, conservation and heritage, EXPONATEC COLOGNE, in Cologne 14-18 February. During these days Best in Heritage organizes a symposium for Excellence club, ie. award-winning and acclaimed museums and visitor destinations. Lars Åke Everbrand and Kenneth Linder are invited to tell and illustrate about the ideas, work and visions behind the work and its playful interactive discovery and learning of industrial history. In addition, the Work is given the opportunity during the fair to inform about the activities when an exhibition space is reserved during the event. The fair is running at the same time as COLOGNE FINE ART

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