The Best in Heritage
DVD The Best in Heritage 3

1. Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)

The creation of the British Galleries 1500-1900 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, was the largest gallery project for 50 years at the world's most important museum of design and the decorative arts.

2. Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden)

The museum opened in 1958 and even then housed one of the most remarkable collections in the world; a collection that has been enriched by donations and purchases so that it now comprises some 5000 paintings, sculptures and installations, some 25 000 watercolours, drawings and art prints and about 100000 photographs.

3. Canadian Museum of Nature (Canada)

Beginning in the late 1980’s the Museum developed a risk-based means of planning for collection care. The method is now fdsgfdg termed the Cultural Property Risk Analysis Method (CPRAM;Waller 2003).

4. The Galleries of Justice - The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (Nottingham, UK)

The Galleries of Justice occupies a unique site in the now fashionable Lace Market area of Nottingham’s city centre. In 1995 the Shire Hall complete with two Victorian courtrooms, an eighteenth century prison and Edwardian Police station were saved from re-development to become a museum of Law, the only one of its kind in Britain.

5. The Goulandris Natural History Museum - Gaia Centre for Environmental Research and Education (Kifissia, Greece)

From 1964 the Goulandris Natural History Museum studies Nature and today is one of the largest in Europe. The GAIA Centre for Environmental Research and Education, founded by the Museum in 2002, already performs an international avant-garde work.

6. Laténium, Park and Museum of Archaeology (Hauterive, Switzerland)

The Laténium stands on the banks of the Lake of Neuchâtel. The project took 22 years to be realized and was inaugurated on September 7th 2001. The name Laténium comes from the Celtic settlement of La TËne (european reference for the second Iron Age) located two kilometres away from the museum.

7. AEroskobing (AEro Island,Denmark)

AEroskobing is a unique town in Denmark that retains intact a coherent Middle Ages townscape, achieved through an exemplary, democratic conservation initiative taken by the citizens of the town.

8. Museo del Aceite (San Felices de Los Gallegos, Spain)

"El Lagar del Mudo" has the great honour of being for Europa Nostra one of the six projects deserving of a Medal in the category of “Restoration and Value of the Artistic Historical Heritage” in 2002. The main value that has been granted by this merit is found in the basic principles that have guided the whole gestation: the respect of the industrial architectural pecularity of the building and the use of the traditional technics recreated in its reconstruction to be strictly faithful to the original building.

9. National Museum of Ireland -Museum of Country Life (Dublin, Ireland)

The National Museum of Ireland’s newest branch, the Museum of Country Life received the prestigious Interpret Ireland Award in 2002 from the Association of Heritage Interpretation in recognition of its “excellent interpretative practice contributing to greater awareness and understanding of Ireland’s Heritage”.

10. Slovenian Religious Museum (Slovenia)

History of Christianity in Slovenia" is the first exhibition of its kind in Slovenia. It was put on display at the Slovene Museum of Religion, which is located in the oldest and the only remaining active Cistercian monastery in Slovenia (founded in 1136).

11. Western Australian Maritime Museum (Australia)

In the 1980s we began collecting maritime heritage, emphasising wooden boats. We sought a new facility to showcase the expanded collection. Our 1992 strategic plan envisioned a maritime heritage museum, working with the community in a maritime precinct and developing interstate and international relationships.

12. Textiel Museum ( Budapest, Hungary) & The Blueprint Museum (Pápa, Hungary)

Textilemuseum executed a project with the name of Digital content and culture, which was supported by the Ministry of Informatics and Communication.

13. The Karelian State Regional Museum (Karelia, Russia)

The main idea of the exhibition is a symbol of a woman, woman carnal and magic basis, sphere of activities in animistic life of karelian forests’ socium, the return to the primitive nature, the negation of urbanization touch.

14. Ethnographic Museum Split (Split, Croatia)

The Ethnographic Museum of Split was founded in 1910 as the first museum of ethnography in Croatia. In the course of its history seven permanent, that is long-term exhibitions were mounted.

15. Shetland Amenity Trust (Shetland, Scotland)

The team of students and volunteers, Shetland Amenity Trust and Bradford University staff have now completed four seasons of excavation and survey inland around the massive settlement mound at Old Scatness. The excavation has shown not only that there is an Iron Age broch standing at least 4m high, but that it is also surrounded by a remarkably preserved Iron Age Village. Some of the buildings in the village stand over one storey high.

16. Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Marseille, France)

For the first time in France a national museum will move to the provinces, to Marseille. By decision of the Ministry for the Arts the Musée National des Arts et Traditions populaires (MNATP) will be transformed into a museum of European and Mediterranean civilisations.

17. Michael Pinsky: ''Exhibition PONTIS at Segedunum museum''

Pontis has captured the public imagination both locally and nationally as an original and relevant permanent public art project. The town of Wallsend retains its Roman identity both in its name and in the remains of Segedunum, the fort at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall. Pontis, a Latin word referring to a 'bridge', links this Roman past with the twenty-first century in a subtle, witty and thought-provoking way. Installations at the Metro station and in the Museum have been enthusiastically received.