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Czech Republic Prague National Technical Museum
The presentation of the Slovenian Alpine Museum, winner of the 2017 Živa Award, and Nina Zdravič Polič (Slovene Ethnographic Museum) participating in the accompanying programme of the presentation of the Živa Award for the best Slavic museum, organised by the Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation in cooperation with the National Technical Museum of Prague,
The winner of the first Živa Award was the Gallery of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad, Serbia.
In 2015, the award went to the Leo Tolstoy Museum – Estate Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Federation. That year's jury consisted of 12 experts from 11 countries. They evaluated the excellence of the 14 museums from Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and the Russian Federation that applied for the award.
Special recommendations were given to Blaž Peršin from the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovenia, for museum leadership; the Typhlological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia, for the openness to the visitors; the Maritime Museum of Montenegro in Kotor, Montenegro, for storytelling; the Museum of Ancient Glass Zadar, Croatia, for creativity; and the Museum of Yugoslav History for the good use of resources. The diploma for unusual interpretation was given to the Museum of Macedonian Struggle in Skopje, Macedonia.
In 2016 the Živa Award was bestowed to the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka in Kraków, in 2017 to the Slovenian Alpine Museum and in 2018 to the Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland.
The 2019 the main award for the best Slavic museum went to the State Museum of Political History of Russia in St Petersburg. The winner of the recognition for attention to visitors and openness was the International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana.
In 2018 it was bestowed for the first time and it went to the Kizhi Museum from Russia. In 2019 the Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress in Brest in Belarus got the award.