Georgia to win Europa-Nostra Prize 2018
26 June, 2018
Georgia to win Europa-Nostra Prize 2018
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage awarded countries for their outstanding heritage achievements during the Excellence Fair at the Allianz Forum in Berlin on June 21. Organized by Europa Nostra and the European Commission with the support of the Creative Europe programs of the European Union, the Excellence Fair is among the main events of the European Cultural Heritage Summit.
geotv.ge
Excellence Fair, Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/pg/artpalace.ge/photos

30 w
inners of the 2018 edition of the Awards from all over Europe shared their exemplary accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. This year the Heritage Excellence Fair took place on June 21 at the Allianz Forum Berlin.
geotv.ge
Excellence Fair, Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/pg/artpalace.ge/photos

Georgia represented the research project “Textiles from Georgia” and gained the EU Heritage prize for a scientific research. The jury has evaluated the theme and the originality of the project and paid great attention to the research about frescos. They pointed out the relationship between cultures revealed throughout the research.
Art palace of Georgia had been working on the project for two years. The project aimed to investigate the long history of Georgian fabrics and to transmit forgotten craft techniques to contemporary society.
geotv.ge
The belt of the noblemen, Photo courtesy: www.sptunik-georgia.com

Unique collection of the textiles at the Art Palace was in a very bad condition.With the Ministry of culture and Sport of Georgia and the private educational fund, Art Palace provided essential conversation and restoration of the textiles. Scientific study took place and historical textiles were survived from destruction. The goal of the project was not only to study the fabrics but also to emphasize their value and significance for the region. A group of artists and scientists worked to recreate clothes of Georgian kings, queens and noblemen based on ancient manuscripts, frescos and miniatures.
geotv.ge
The garment of Queen Tamar of Georgia, XI-XII centuries, Photo courtesy: www.sptunik-georgia.com

The extensive research explored the relationship and influence between Caucasian, Asian and European cultures. Georgian art has always been open to absorb something unique from various ethnic groups. The group of the scientific research had been studying royal garments, graphical forms of textiles and fresco paintings on Georgian churches and monasteries. In total more than 400 patterns and 50 historic fabrics were restored.
geotv.ge
A texture reproduced on textile material under the project, Photo courtesy: www.agenda.ge

With the support of the Ministry, the manufactory of Georgian textiles is going to be established in Georgia. It will focus on creating textiles based on restored historic frescos.
geotv.ge
Jakeli nobelmen, Sapara Monastery, XIV century, Photo courtesy: www.burusi.ge

The first photo courtesy: www.ipress.ge

Related stories:

Georgia’s David Gareji complex among 7 most endangered heritage sites in Europe

Ancient Georgian Capital Back on UNESCO World Heritage List

Georgian Queen Tamar among six royal women who triumphed over their husbands

Unique textiles of Georgian kings and queens restored
Print
Other Stories
Rehabilitation works of Atskuri fortress are about to finish soon
Atskuri fortress is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia. Because of its geographic location, it was considered to be unapproachable and unconquerable one.
Georgian annual cultural festival Art  Area starts on June 23
Art Area is the first TV channel about culture. It was launched in 2012 by TBC Bank, one of the largest in Georgia.
International Music Festival Tbilisi Open Air starts today
Tbilisi Open Air is an annual international festival held in Georgia. It is focused on mainstream music of different genres and creates great atmosphere for any kind of listeners or age groups.
“Welcome to Georgia – the Musical” - Play introducing Georgia to foreigners
It is not a secret that lots of tourists visit Georgia to explore its traditions, nature, cultures, etc.
Georgia’s summer festival not to miss - Art Gene
Summer season is a special period in Georgia.
Mayor of Amsterdam who created printing font for Georgian letters
Niclolaes Witsen, renowned Dutch statesman, the Mayor of Amsterdam and cartographer, who lived in the 18th century,  is well known in Europe,
Georgian Ana Urushadze among 10 female directors at Sidney Film Festival
Award-winning Georgian director Ana Urushadze is among 10 female filmmakers whose works will be screened at Sydney Film Festival 2018.
Archil Gugberidze - Meet promising Georgian actor based in New York
Georgian cinema has a glorious cinematic history that counts more than 100 years.
Century-old Georgian independence petition discovered in University of Oxford
On May 26 Georgia marks 100 years of the establishment of Democratic Republic of Georgia and gaining back its independence
Pianist Giorgi Mikadze performs in the US marking Independence Day of Georgia
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Establishment of Democratic Republic of Georgia.
Centuries-old frescoes of Georgia’s Davit Gareji complex damaged again
Georgia’s unique frescoes of Davit Gareji complex dating back to IX-XI centuries have been damaged.
Tiziano, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael exhibited at Georgian National Museum
After Michelangelo Buonarroti and Sandro Botticelli, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, located at 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia,
Night in Museum – All major museums of Georgia welcome visitors for free today
Today all the major museums throughout Georgia open their doors for free to the visitors late at night.
Renowned Georgian artist Zurab Nizharadze’s artworks on display at National Gallery
Georgian National Museum presents renowned Georgian artist Zurab Nizharadze's retrospective exhibition
Tbilisi hosts largest photo festival Kolga
The 17th edition of Kolga Tbilisi Award, the large-scale and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, has kicked off.
Meet the First Georgian Female Electronaut to Rock Berghain Dance Floor
In the era of technology, internet and electronic music, it is far more difficult to preserve one’s individuality
Georgian film festival led by women directors takes place in London
Georgian female directors are gaining more and more recognition internationally.
Georgian female filmmakers’ triumph at Beijing International Film Festival
Georgian cinematographers claimed another great victory, this time at Beijing International Film Festival.
Renaissance of Tbilisi Academy of Arts - The first art academy of Caucasus being revived
The Tbilisi Academy of Arts is one of those hidden jewels of the capital of Georgia that the country can be proud of.
Georgian director’s film Scary Mother wins Golden Gate Prize at San Francisco Festival
Emerging Georgian director Ana Urushadze’s film Scary Mother has claimed yet another prize,
Two productions by Georgian film studio 20 Steps to compete at Cannes and SHORT OF THE YEAR
Georgian cinema continues to reach new heights and earns international success year by year.
 Alternative Tbilisi through Georgian photographer Bibliotekari's camera
Time will pass and after decades we might recall today’s Tbilisi like we evoke Soviet Tbilisi in our memory when looking at old photos of the 70s.
United Nations headquarters to host presentation of Georgian author Shota Rustaveli stamp
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, and there are many interesting events planned
The Guardian gives an insight intoTbilisi's creative boom
Tbilisi, Georgia’s beautiful capital is often spotlighted by the leading international media due to its cultural revolution and quick development.
Georgian actor Merab Ninidze appears in the 7 th season of Homeland
Celebrated and internationally famous Georgian actor Merab Ninidze stars in the seventh season of the popular American TV series
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
21.07.2018
22.07.2018
USD
1
USD
2.4417
2.4417
EUR
1
EUR
2.8436
2.8436
GBP
1
GBP
3.1813
3.1813
RUB
100
RUB
3.8430
3.8430