Being recognised for your work by the industry is always a great feeling. It gives you a sense you're doing things right. However, when that recognition comes in the form of the nomination for the Innovation Award, the feeling is even better.
With the idea that stories and cultural heritage connect people, Europeana invited curators, museum educators and professionals working in a field of culture to take part in their Digital Storytelling Festival.
How to promote travel during the world pandemic? Everyone in the travel industry asked themselves that question during the last year and a half. Travel, something that was completely normal a couple of years ago, became impossible over the night. Being surrounded by devastating news about the new virus, many travel destinations felt it’s just not the right moment to show content about themselves, let alone encourage people to travel. And that was completely fine and a sensible thing to do. However, with more people being vaccinated and countries slowly re-opening, it may be the right time to show people all the beauty we’re still surrounded by.
Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t participate in events and conferences as much as we used to. But, we’re lucky there are still some fantastic international online events to meet with our colleagues and learn about some great examples of cultural heritage interpretation projects. One of them was the International ICARUS Days, where our founder, Tea Gudek Šnajdar, participated as one of the speakers.
If you’re reading our Culture Tourist Blog, you probably know about one of our favourite cultural travel campaigns ever – Follow van Gogh (#followvangogh). We did it in partnership with the Route Van Gogh back in spring 2019. During it, our founder, Tea Gudek Šnajdar, travelled for two weeks from Amsterdam, through the Netherlands, Belgium, all the way to the south of France. She visited locations somehow linked to the life and work of Vincent van Gogh.