Winners of the international contest Museums in Short 2017 revealed

In cooperation with European Museum Academy, Musil – Museum of Industry and Labour from Brescia and Brescia Museum Foundation, and with sponsorship of the Municipality of Piran and Association of Cultural Societies Piran, the Forum of Slavic Cultures conferred the Museums in Short awards 2017. The international award for the best short video related to museums went to the Museum of Yugoslavia from Belgrade (Serbia).

The contest Museums in Short 2017 received 40 short promotional videos submitted by museums from across Europe and the award ceremony took place in Piran in the framework of Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre whose headquarters are in Piran and which works under the auspices of the Forum of Slavic Cultures. The organisers conferred the Museums in Short award for the best short video related to museums on Neda Knežević, director of the Museum of Yugoslavia, for the video Russian Avant-Garde in Belgrade. The audience award (votes were collected online) went to the Museum of Archaeology of Pella (Greece) and the Mondriaanhuis museum from Amersfoort (the Netherlands) received a special mention. In the framework of the open-air event visitors had the opportunity to see the best short films from previous editions, including those contributed by Micropia and Van Gogh Museums from Amsterdam and the Victoria and Albert Museum from London. All videos submitted this year are available at the Museums in Short award website. Launched in 2012, Museums in Short aims at enhancing the public awareness of the museums’ role in the innovative video production. Previous award ceremonies took place in Brescia and Milan.

Photo by Zdravko Primožič/FPA