Judges for Živa Award 2020 Meet Online


Instead of meeting in Belgrade (Serbia) in person, our judges for Živa Award 2020 held their regular annual meeting online. They shared their experiences during the pandemic in their respective countries, reported on the responses of Živa Award candidates and adopted the decision to move the opening ceremony to autumn 2021.

The coronavirus and the pandemic spreading across the globe prompted the judges for Živa Award 2020award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site to adapt to the new situation accordingly. “We have decided to make some changes to the annual cycle of the award, which has been running for the seventh consecutive year. The judges will visit all nominated museums as soon as the circumstances allow, and until then continue to maintain regular contact with the candidates. Their regular annual meeting, on the other hand, took place via a video conference this year,” explained Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, under which auspices the selection of the best Slavic museums takes place. Due to the pandemic, the judges from 13 Slavic countries and the European Museum Academy decided to move the award ceremony, which had been planned for this October, to autumn 2021. They will meet at another video conference in June to discuss how to proceed in the new circumstances and hope to meet live this September in Belgrade (Serbia), if the situation permits.