In addition to the restoration project of the six organs at the basilica of the convent of Mafra - guided by the master organ maker Dinarte Machado - winners of the conservation awards also include the Portuguese Synagogue complex in Amsterdam.
The Europa Nostra represents 250 non-governmental, non-profit organizations from more than 50 European countries, and has the support of 150 associate members - representing public and private organizations - and 1,500 individual members. Prizes are awarded in four areas distinguished by the non-governmental organization Europa Nostra, with a total of six winners.
The Cultural Heritage awards will be presented on June 1 at a ceremony held at Jeronimos Monastery in Lisboa, during the Europa Nostra European Heritage Annual Congress.
For more information on the European Heritage Congress 2012 Programme, Lisbon 30 May - 2 June click here.
-Palácio Nacional e Convento de Mafra-Mafra National Palace