Best in Heritage
Nine years ago, the European Heritage Association launched an annual celebration of conservation projects under the banner of "The Best in Heritage".
The event takes place every September and brings together representatives of award-winning projects from across the heritage sector to share their professional excellence and promote conservation through the power of example. "The Best in Heritage" has grown into an important annual interdisciplinary conference for heritage professionals.
In 2010 the Faith in Maintenance project received a prestigious European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in the Education, Training and Awareness-Raising category.
As a result of this achievement Sara Crofts was invited to give a presentation at tenth anniversary of "The Best in Heritage" in 2011. The conference took place in the city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from 22nd to 24th September and was attended by 132 participants from 29 countries. Having attended "The Best in Heritage" event Faith in Maintenance has now been welcomed into membership of the "Excellence Club".
As part of the celebrations, each of the award winning projects is featured in the annual brochure and is also showcased on the Best in Heritage website. A selection of photographs from the event is shown below. All images are courtesy of the official photographer, Mr Filip Beusan.
© Filip Beusan / The Best in Heritage 2011