The restoration of Kuks, one of the most beautiful baroque complexes in the Czech Republic, has won the European Grand Prix for heritage conservation. The prestigious award was presented by the Europa Nostra association in Finland’s Turku last week.The jury praised the interdisciplinary approach of the restoration work, saying it should serve as a strong example for conservation projects across Europe, Radio Praha writes.
Naděžda Goryczková, the head of the Czech National Heritage Institute, who picked up the award, said it was an historic success, since it was the first time that the Grand Prix went to a Czech project: “It is a great success both for the country and the Czech National Heritage Institute. The Czech Republic was the most successful country of this years’ Europa Nostra competition, winning a total of three awards: two of the individual categories and of course the top Grand Prix award for Kuks."
She also says Kuks will definitely profit from receiving the award, becoming even more popular with visitors and getting even more publicity. Read full article.
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