Welsh Poet’s Home Wins Europa Nostra Conservation Award
On 21 May 2019, the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2019. Recipients of the award included one UK winner: Yr Ysgwrn – the rehabilitation of the home of Hedd Wyn, a Welsh war poet killed in World War I.
25 laureates from 16 countries were recognised for their accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. The winners will be honoured at the high-profile European Heritage Awards Ceremony on 29 October in Paris, during the European Heritage Congress.
The 2019 award winners within the field of conservation include:
- Castle of Montreuil Bonnin, FRANCE
- Fortified Settlement of Mutso, GEORGIA
- Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Turin, ITALY
- Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem, THE NETHERLANDS
- The Queen Louise Adit Complex, Zabrze, POLAND
- Pavilion for the Presentation of Archaeological Remains, Celje, SLOVENIA
- Lithica Quarry of s’Hostal, Menorca, SPAIN
- Oratory of the Partal Palace in the Alhambra, Granada, SPAIN
- The Portal of Glory, Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
- Medieval Tithe Barn, Ingatorp, SWEDEN
- Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd, Wales, UNITED KINGDOM
Citizens from around Europe and the rest of the world can now vote online for the Public Choice Award. Voting closes 15 September 2019.
A full list of winners and more information can be found here.
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