Under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia Anton Peršak and in co-operation with the Municipality of Bled and the Bled Cultural Institute the Forum of Slavic Cultures will bestow the award for the best Slavic museum in Bled. This will be the 4th ceremony in a row (the previous ones took place in Skopje, St. Petersburg and Zadar); the programme of the entire event will take place between 20 and 24 September 2017.
As part of the 4-days long programme all 23 nominees for the 2017 Živa Award will present themselves; the members of the jury and nominees will come together to discuss the judging criteria and examples of good practices. A forum on images and the use of new technologies as well as a promotional museum fair will also be held
The best Slavic museum for 2017 and special recognitions in individual categories will be announced at the ceremony which will take place on Friday, 22 September 2017 in Vila Bled.