For the past 20 years The Best in Heritage has been dedicated to delivering an annual, global overview of best practices in museums, heritage and conservation, focusing on the criteria of professional excellence, public value, and innovation. The goal is to offer insights into the most prominent award-winning achievements and share these further, with both the professional and civil-society communities concerned with heritage.
Its main partner is ICOM, with its leading, global role in the professional sector, and through a long-standing partnership with Europa Nostra, the European Voice of Civil Society committed to Cultural Heritage, the conference carries on as a unique, synthesising platform.
Although usually taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 2021 the conference took form only as an online video-series of interviews www.thebestinheritage.com/conference, with a wide range of representatives of museum, heritage and conservation projects that were awarded in 2020.
From 2007 The Best in Heritage has been featured regularly at EXPONATEC Cologne fair, where it brings a selection of *crème-de-la-crème* of awarded achievements from the wider field of cultural heritage.