Živa 2023 Award Judges Meet in Ljubljana for Deliberation

An international team of 14 judges convened in Ljubljana to carefully evaluate the nominated candidates for the Živa 2023 award.

The panel of judges, comprised of renowned museology and heritage experts, discussed the nominees’ conservation efforts, community engagement and educational initiatives. The decision on the winners of the Živa 2023 award will be announced at the award ceremony in Bratislava, which will take place from 2 to 6 October 2023 in partnership with the Forum of Slavic Cultures and the Slovak National Museum. The award will be accompanied by a conference program, which will cover a variety of topics, including round tables, public presentations of this year’s nominees and a Marketplace, which is intended for all museums that will attend the event.

The judges also discussed the Calendar of activities for 2023 and 2024, highlighting their involvement in the Forum of Slavic Cultures. Some judges plan to participate in the Golden Villa programme at Villa Zlatica from 23 to 26 October 2023. The event titled “Museum Connections as Spaces of Trust” is tailored for directors, managers, experts, and award-winning/nominated museums for the Živa award. You can register for this modul here.  

The meeting’s final day was dedicated to a visit to the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, guided by judges Nina Zdravič Polič and Massimo Negri. In addition, the judges had the opportunity to explore Cukrarna, the Živa award winner of 2022, led by Dr. Blaž Vurnik, the head curator and museum councilor specializing in the recent history of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana.

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