"Amber Personality 2016"

28 March 2017
Press Office of the Amber Museum

Every year in Gdansk, within the largest international amber fair and exhibition "Amberif", the International Amber Association announces "Amber Personality of the Year". According to the association's regulations, this honourable title has been given for excellence in artistic amber treatment, development of amber science, popularization of amber knowledge, collecting since 1999. Decision about the award is made by the Chapter (the High Council), which consists of "Amber Personality of the Century" Prof. Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, honourary members of the International Amber Association and owners of the title "Amber Personality of the Year" of previous years. This year 17 members of the Chapter partook in the voting, which was held in two stages. 18 candidates from different countries were nominated for the title "Amber Personality of the Year". There were 7 worthy claimants left at the second stage of the contest, including the famous amber artist Mariusz Drapikowski, Dr. Aniela Matuszewska (Poland), jeweller Herb Heidemarie (Germany), organizer of the exhibition "Amber Trip" in Vilnius Guntorius Giedrius (Lithuania) and others. According to the results of the second voting, leading research associate of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum Zoya Kostyashova was announced "Amber Personality of the Year".

We congratulate Zoya Kostyashova to this well-deserved award!