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Nottinghamshire’s award winning museums!

The fantastic achievements of Nottinghamshire museums and heritage sites were celebrated at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards ceremony, held at Nottingham Trent University on 17 July 2014.

The ceremony celebrates the work of museum, archives and heritage sites throughout the county, with the University of Nottingham Museum winning the coveted prize of Heritage Site of the Year. 

The Awards, supported by Nottingham Trent University, are in their seventh year, recognising excellence in museums and heritage across the county.  

The 2014 winners are: 

Best Event 2014

Winner: The Flintham Museum, for “Meet Flintham’s Pre-World War Families”

Best Exhibition 2014

Winner: The Galleries of Justice Museum, for “Bow Street Dock – Special Exhibition Programme” 

Highly Commended: Creswell Crags, for “Man or Superman: Pin Hole Man”

Inspiration Award for Best Special Project 2014

Winner: Papplewick Pumping Station and Dragon Breath Theatre, for “A Crack in Time”

Work with Children and Young People 2014

Winner: The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law and the Galleries of Justice Museum, for “I Pledge” 

Care and Development of Collections 2014

Winner: The Museum of the Horse, for the creation of the museum

Special Contribution 2014

Winner: Susan Clayton (The Flintham Museum)

Lifetime achievement award 2014

Winner: Geoffrey Bond

Heritage Site of the Year 2014

Winner: University of Nottingham Museum

Bev Baker, Chair of Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum, said: “With such a variety of high quality entrants choosing winners has been a difficult but enjoyable task for our judges. The bi-annual awards ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate the work of our county’s museums and heritage collections. These awards remind us of the great number and variety of high quality sites, museums and exhibitions available to us on our doorstep, providing great days out in Nottinghamshire for all the family”. 

Tim Desmond, CEO of The Egalitarian Trust (comprising of the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law and the Galleries of Justice Museum), commented on the importance of awards for the sector: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in several categories of the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards. It is recognition for our hardworking team and shows the value of heritage in our county, both to communities and the economy.”  

Jessica Tarver, Managing Director of Culture Syndicates (the award organisers), says how “the astounding amount of entries to this year’s Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards demonstrates the thriving cultural sector in Nottinghamshire and a desire to in our organisastions to excel, not only regionally but also nationally.”

Posted on 24 July 2014

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