FSC receives 22 applications from 12 countries for Živa 2020


This autumn, the Forum of Slavic Cultures will confer the seventh Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and the third for the best Slavic heritage site. As many as 22 museums from 12 Slavic countries will be running for the awards this year.

FSC has received 22 applications from 12 Slavic countries running for the Živa Award 2020 for the best Slavic museum and the award for the best Slavic heritage site. The applications have already been reviewed and the international jury of 13 experts from Slavic countries and representatives from the European Museum Academy from the Netherlands and Greece can now begin their work. Continuing the tradition established in previous years, the jury will visit all nominated museums, which is practice that is still rare and unique when it comes to conferring international museum awards.

In its seven-year history Živa has attracted applications from 139 museums from 13 Slavic countries.


The museums running for Živa Award 2020 are:

  • Museum "Strana mini", Belarus
  • National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Belarus
  • Woodcarving Museum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Etar Regional Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, Bulgaria
  • Center for Visitors Ivana's House of Fairytale, Croatia
  • Museum Valpovstine, Croatia
  • Karlovac City Museum, Croatia
  • National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem, Czech Republic
  • National museum of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • NI "Institute and museum" – Bitola, North Macedonia
  • Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, Poland
  • I. A. Soldatenkov Museum and exhibition centre,        Russian Federation
  • Center for Cyrillic “Slovo” (“Word”), Russian Federation
  • Yaroslavl art museum, Russian Federation
  • Ust-Cilma A.V. Zhuravsky memorial museum, Russian Federation
  • Museum of Naive and Marginal Art, Serbia
  • National Museum in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Slovene Museum of Christianity, Slovenia
  • Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Slovenia
  • Grom Motorcycle Museum, Slovenia
  • Museum of Architecture and Design, Slovenia
  • Lviv National Literary Memorial Museum of Ivan Franko, Ukraine.