Home » Liubavas Watermill Museum receives cultural heritage awards
The best-preserved objects of the European cultural heritage were conferred awards at the solemn ceremony held by the European Union and Europa Nostra in Lisbon (Portugal). 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 award. The whole list of the prize winners in the category of conservation includes 16 objects of European cultural heritage.
Gintaras Karosas delivered a report presenting the implemented project. The awards were presented by Androulla Vassiliou, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth, and 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.
During the European Heritage Congress, various events, meetings, and heritage tours were arranged. During the reception that took place in the Palace of Belém, official residence of the Portuguese President, G. Karosas, the President of Europos Parkas, presented his book Liubavas to Portuguese President A. C. Silva and invited him to visit Lithuania.