Wim Wenders Receives Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage
The director, photographer, producer, and author Wim Wenders has been awarded the 2017 Helena Vaz da Silva European Award for Raising Public Awareness on Cultural Heritage. This is the fifth edition of the award, which is named after the late Portuguese cultural activist Helena Vaz da Silva, who was a member of the European parliament. It is administered by Lisbon’s Centro Nacional de Cultura, in cooperation with the European heritage organizations Europa Nostra and Clube Português de Imprensa, and is supported by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Turismo de Portugal.
This year’s jury also recognized Italy’s European parliament member Silvia Costa for her outstanding contribution to the development of an EU strategy on cultural heritage and to the promotion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The presentation ceremony for Costa and Wenders will take place on October 24 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.