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2012 Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards

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Nottinghamshire has a rich heritage offer, from our literary heroes to a rich industrial past. The Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards celebrate the best heritage events and attractions in our great county.

The Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards are back! A very successful evening was enjoyed by the museum and heritage professionals on 18th July after a year of uncertainty for the awards. A new sponsor for 2012 was found in Nottingham Trent University and the organisers, the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum along with the co-organisers, the Culture Syndicate, were delighted to present the fifth year of the awards.

Awards are given for six categories:

  • Best Event
  • Best Exhibition
  • Award for the work with Children and Young People
  • Award for the Care and Development of Collections
  • Inspiration Award for Best Special Project
  • Heritage Site of the Year

Such a variety of categories offers members of the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum the opportunity to submit entries that are unique, highly creative and worthy of county wide recognition. This year saw the competition level increase with submitted entries being of an extremely high calibre. The Judges debated long and hard over whom should win what, but eventually decisions were reached.

And the winners are:

Award for Best Event:

Mansfield Museum – The Nightshift Tours

Highly Commended:

Harley Gallery and Museum – Bompas and Parr’s ‘Taste O Rama’

Award for Best Exhibition:

Mansfield Museum – Mansfield Metal Box Exhibition

Award for the work with Children and Young People:

Bilsthorpe Heritage Society – Miners’ Memorial

Award for the Care and Development of Collections:

Access Artefacts, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries and Loans Service – Galleries to go…!

Inspiration Award for Best Special Project:             

Nottinghamshire Archives – Gertrude Savile’s Twitter Diary

Highly Commended:

Bilsthorpe Heritage Society – Miners’ Memorial

Heritage Site of the Year:

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Judges Special Acknowledgement of Outstanding Achievement:

The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

Nottinghamshire Archives

A wonderful evening was had by all; there were a few surprises on the night, generating gasps of excitement from the audience, heartfelt speeches were given, and there was almost a gold envelope blunder, but, overall the event celebrated the fantastic efforts made by museums and heritage sites across Nottinghamshire. Long may it continue…

Written by Rachael Morley

(Member of the Culture Syndicate)

Posted on 01 August 2012
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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