2016-08-22
The Conference will be held on 8 September 2016
2015-10-05
The project has been financed under the Programme „Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage“ of the EEA Financial Mechanism
2014-08-14
The project has been financed under the Programme „Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage“ of the EEA Financial Mechanism
2013-04-15
The project has been supported by the Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme
2012-09-19
National Award Ceremony to celebrate Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum becoming a winner of European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award was held on 18 September 2012
The project has been supported by the Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme
Events dedicated to honouring Liubavas Manor Watermill with the Oscar for Europe's heritage
2012-09-12
National Award Ceremony will be held on 18 September 2012
2012-06-07
EU prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award to Gintaras Karosas was presented by Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Culture, and Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra
2012-06-07
European Heritage Congress was held from 30 May to 2 June in Lisbon (Portugal)
2012-03-20
The official press release of the European Commision
2011-01-31
The project of restoration of Liubavas manor mill, its adaptation as the museum is completed.
2010-07-21
The project of restoration of Liubavas manor mill, its adaptation to cultural and public needs is half-completed.
2009-09-30
The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and co-financed by the Republic of Lithuania.
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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award
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European Heritage Awards Ceremony held at Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Photo by Pedro Melim / Europa Nostra
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Photo by Pedro Melim / Europa Nostra
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Gintaras Karosas presented his book Liubavas to Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva and invited him to visit Lithuania. Photo by Pedro Melim / Europa Nostra
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Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth, Gintaras Karosas and Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra

Events dedicated to honouring Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum with the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award

The National Award Ceremony to celebrate honouring Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum with the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2012 will be held on 18 September 2012. The Ceremony will be delivered at Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum, Liubavas Village, Vilnius District and is scheduled to begin at 11 a. m. The agenda of the National Award Ceremony includes an address by H. E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania.

According to the Rules of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award, national award events are held in each awarded country and are aimed at drawing public attention to the importance of proper protection of cultural heritage.

Europa Nostra is the most influential pan-European organisation designated for leading the effort of forming and implementing cultural heritage policies throughout European scale and is regarded as the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe.

The best-preserved objects of the European cultural heritage were conferred 2012 awards at the solemn ceremony held by the European Union and Europa Nostra in Lisbon (Portugal). Out of a record high number of applications received from all over Europe, in 2012 independent experts selected 16 ones, which were awarded for the highest achievements in the cultural heritage conservation category. These awards are also called the Oscars for Europe's heritage. Objects of cultural heritage of only two post-communist countries were awarded.

Sculptor Gintaras Karosas, the author of the project for the restoration of the Liubavas Manor watermill and its adaptation for a museum, received an honourable annual European Cultural Heritage Prize. Gintaras Karosas delivered a report presenting the project implemented in Lithuania. The awards were presented by Androulla Vassiliou, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth, and Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra.

The solemn ceremony held at the courtyard of the Jerónimos Monastery (protected by UNESCO) was attended and addressed by Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, and members of the Portuguese royal family.

The agenda of the European Heritage Congress included various events, meetings, and heritage tours. During the reception that took place in the Palace of Belém, the official residence of the Portuguese President, G. Karosas, the Head of Europos Parkas, presented his book Liubavas to Portuguese President A. C. Silva and invited him to visit Lithuania.

Gintaras Karosas says: "The object of cultural heritage, which was known only to a limited number of cultural heritage specialists several years ago, has become a source of knowledge to future generations. The honourable recognition by the European Union and Europa Nostra lay down the Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum onto the map of the European cultural heritage. We are proud to have the opportunity to enrich the mosaic of the European cultural heritage with this piece and also to encourage attention to the heritage and its high-quality restoration in Lithuania".