The Sustainable protection and promotion of Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube Region project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development under the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, Priority Axis 2: Environment and Culture Responsible Danube Region. It starts 1 January 2017 and continues for 40 months. It involves 10 partnering organisations from 7 countries:
- Oradea Municipality, Romania
- Museum of Applied Arts, Hungaria
- Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
- MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
- International Council for Monuments and Sites-ICOMOS Romania
- Museum of Arts and Crafts, Chroatia
- Szeged and Surroundings Tourism Nonprofit Ltd.
- NALIS Foundation
- City of Subotica, Serbia
- Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments, Serbia
and an associated strategic partner from Belgium - RANN - Réseau Art Nouveau Network.
This partnership has been formed in order to answer the necessity for sustainable and harmonised protection, revitalisation and promotion of the Art Nouveau architecture, art and design in the Danube region. As part of the project museums and institutes for protection of monuments will undertake scientific research of roots and forms of expression of Art Nouveau, enhance its physical conservation and ensure its preservation in a digital form. Urban planning institute and municipalities will elaborate fact-based policy recommendations for protection and rehabilitation of Art Nouveau as well as its successful functional and aesthetic integration into the urban setting. The revival and sustainable management of the Art Nouveau heritage will be supported by carefully devised promotional activities and campaigns on local, regional and (inter)national level.
NALIS is going to coordinate the compilation of a list of movable and immovable Art Nouveau heritage in Bulgaria, the digitisation of these objects and their provision for the project's web repository, interactive map and mobile app.