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We are proud that our Power of a Name video has been announced as a winner in the 2020 Museums in Short Awards. Our video won the “Best Promotional Video” category.

The video was created in 2019 to launch our “Power of a Name” exhibition where you can pay tribute to your family members who have emigrated by recording their names in our exhibition. The video was created by The Public House.

Museums in Short is an audiovisual platform and an international award dedicated to short videos produced by museums. It is promoted by musil – museum of industry and labour of Brescia, in collaboration with EMA – European Museum Academy and FSK – Forum Slavic Cultures.

This year, 55 museums participated in the competition, all available to view online at www.museumsinshort.eu.

In the online Ceremony of the VII edition, held Friday, December 18, the international jury awarded Best Promotional Video category to EPIC. In announcing the Award, the judges commented:

“Judges recognized in this engaging combination of photos and footage a very effective form of visual invitation to museum: images from an iconic past, documents and visitors informations are beautifully mixed-up in only 49 seconds.

 

Shortness in Museums in Short is very important, judges say. But they add: beautiful shortness is everything.”

The Jury of Museums in Short 2020 were:

– René Capovin – musil – museum of industry and labour, Brescia (coordinator)

– Kostis Kalapothakis – Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, Athens

– Massimo Negri – EMA – European Museum Academy, Den Haag

– Andreja Rihter – FSK – Forum of Slavic Cultures, Ljubljana

– Elia Vlachou – Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Athens

The overall winner was the video “Man creates man” of the Diachronic Museum of Larissa (Greece). This video will also have the honor to be part of The Best in Heritage 2021, the conference that brings the winners of awards for museums and cultural sites from around the world together in Dubrovnik every September.

Best audiovisual installation is “Time Hands“, a spectacular video of the Russian Railway Museum, based in Saint Petersburg.

The most voted video by the popular jury was “The World of Masks” of the National Museum of Armenian Ethnography (3.645 votes), followed by “Seleucus I Nikator” of the Kilkis Archaeological Museum (Greece), with 943 votes.