The call for the 9th Živa Award once again received a strong response from the Slavic world, with a remarkable 24 museums from 10 countries applying for this prestigious award. This year’s call received a record number of candidates from Ukraine (7).
Following the deadline for submissions for the Živa award, the esteemed international jury commenced their visits to the participating museums. The jurors will evaluate each candidate and come together for a working meeting at Villa Zlatica in Ljubljana, where they will deliberate on the nominees and select the winners. The Forum of Slavic Cultures’ director and Živa jury member, Dr. Andreja Rihter, expressed her excitement for this year’s competition, stating that two new judges have joined the panel, Olha Honchar, the director of the Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes “Territories of Terror”, and Robert Zydel, the director of the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with these two new members and believe that their expertise and fresh perspectives will enrich the jury’s evaluation process,” said Rihter.
The ever-increasing recognition of the Živa award testifies to the value and importance of museum institutions in preserving and promoting the breadth of Slavic cultures. The winners of the award for the best Slavic Museum and the best Slavic Heritage site will be announced at the award ceremony in Bratislava, Slovakia in October.
On the photo: Živa judges visit of Vasil Levski Museum – town of Karlovo in Bulgaria