United Kingdom: Ed Vaizey / Fiona Hyslop

Arti­cle by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in the UK Government, and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs in the Scottish Government: We are delighted to choose this picture of John Logie Baird as our …


Hungary: Géza Szőcs

Article by Géza Szőcs, Minister of State for Culture: We have no knowledge of any equestrian statue on public display, or indeed, any statue at all which was completed by Leonardo during his lifetime. The well-known, small scale statuettes, like …


Sweden: Joakim Stymne

Arti­cle by Joakim Stymne, State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture: This is a view of the Old Town in Stockholm, taken one winter day in 1900 by Swedish physician Carl Curman. I have chosen this image to represent the Swedish content …


Malta: Mario de Marco

Arti­cle by Mario de Marco, Minister for Tourism, Environment and Culture: Les Gavroches is undeniably one of Antonio Sciortino’s most famous sculptures. It was originally located in the iconic Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta from where one can enjoy spectacular views …



Czech Republic: Alena Hanáková

Arti­cle by Alena Hanáková, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic: Velislav’s Bible (Velislai biblia picta): Czech “comics” from the mid 14th Century If there is a media that suits the current time best then it is neither a book nor …