The winners of the 2006 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards have been announced. The awards were launched jointly in 2000 by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, to recognise outstanding achievements in the field of European heritage conservation. Awards are made in three categories: the conservation of architectural heritage, works of art, landscape and archaeological sites; a study in one of these fields of conservation; and an individual or organisation who has shown dedicated service to heritage conservation. A total of 34 awards was made this year, including 5 top prizes of â¬10,000.
The 2006 winners include the SS Great Britain, a 1930s petrol station in Denmark, a rock church in Turkey, a German online database of coloured glass slides, and an archaeological open-air museum in Poland.