Shortlist announced for prestigious Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence 2011

Museums and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe have been shortlisted to receive prestigious industry awards at the national Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence ceremony in May.

Innovative and groundbreaking exhibitions have been selected from more than 300 entries across 10 hard-fought categories.

National treasure, comedienne and broadcaster Sue Perkins will announce the 11 lucky winners at the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 11 May at Church House, Westminster.

The Awards applaud projects ranging from groundbreaking achievements of national institutions to those crafted with limited resources and budget. The winners are selected by a panel of sector judges including: Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museums; Sam Mullins, Director, London Transport Museum and other leading sector professionals.

Diane Lees, Director General of Imperial War Museums, said: “The Museums & Heritage Awards is the only scheme which recognises the breadth of scope and scale of operation in museums across the globe. In times of budget cuts they inspire museums and their partner providers to continue to achieve great things and recognise the success of their efforts. They also raise the profile of the participants with their stakeholders which is also critical during times of difficulty.”

The shortlisted projects are:

 

Company Name Project title Category Town
Martello Media Ltd Glasnevin Museum, Dublin International Dublin
Studio Adrien Gardère The Museum of Islamic Art - Cairo - Egypt International Paris
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Valence House Museum Restoration/Conservation Bath
Brunel’s ss Great Britain 40th Homecoming Anniversary/Lets Celebrate Marketing Bristol
Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge The Polar Museum: Promoting Britain's Polar Heritage Permanent CAMBRIDGE
Chelmsford Borough Council Chelmsford Museum & The Essex Regiment Museum Winstan Bond Chelmsford
Barleylands Farm Museum Barleylands Education Programme Educational Billericay
Coventry Transport Museum Ghost Town? Limited Budget Coventry
Coventry Transport Museum Driving Conferences Forward
Winstan Bond Coventry
BRC Imagination Arts Exloration Space: Explorers Wanted International DURHAM
The Bowes Museum Fashion & Textile Gallery Permanent Barnard Castle
Discover Children’s Story Centre Facing Forward Limited Budget LONDON
GR/DD 'Carbon Cycle' for the Atmosphere gallery, Science Museum Innovations London
Museum of London Galleries of Modern London Marketing LONDON
Museum of London Galleries of Modern London Permanent London
Historic Royal Palaces Enchanted Palace, Kensington Palace Marketing LONDON
Museums Galleries Scotland Remembering Scotland At War Educational Edinburgh
Glasgow School of Art Enterprises Ltd The Glasgow School of Art Winstan Bond Glasgow
Camlin Lonsdale Landscape Architects Bury Mount and the Watermeadows Restoration/Conservation Towcester
Historic Royal Palaces Henry VIII's Tapestries Revealed Innovations London
Beck Interiors Ltd 1001 Inventions Temp/touring London
National Museums Liverpool Merseyside Maritime Museum Classic LIVERPOOL
National Museums Liverpool Plantastic! Temp/touring - Plantastic LIVERPOOL
Lakeland Arts Trust Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House Classic Cumbria
Mostyn Mostyn Gallery Re-development Classic Llandudno
People's History Museum The New Main Galleries - Peoples History Museum Permanent MANCHESTER
Imperial War Museum North Shaped by War, Photographs by Don McCullin Temp/touring MANCHESTER
People's History Museum Re-branding of the People's History Museum Marketing MANCHESTER
LAARC Visitor Inclusion Project Educational LONDON
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums The Late Shows Marketing NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
The British Library Evolving English: One language, many voices Marketing LONDON
The British Library Evolving English: One language, many voices Temp/touring LONDON
Kilmartin House Trust Kilmartin House Museum Classic Argyll
Imperial War Museum London The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes Permanent LONDON
Drinkall Dean and Tim Hatley Diaghilev & The Golden Age of The Ballets - Russes 1902 - 1929 Temp/touring London
Dulwich Picture Gallery Good Times: Art for Older People Educational London
South London Art Gallery The Expansion of the South London Gallery Limited Budget London
Westminster Abbey Conservation of Westminster Cosmati Pavement Restoration/Conservation LONDON
Tate Gallery The Tate Movie Project Educational London
Science Museum Welcome Wing Redevelopment Classic LONDON
Science Museum Antenna Science News Now Innovations LONDON
Natural History Museum Who do you think you really are? Innovations LONDON
Shropshire Museum Service Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Classic Ludlow
National Maritime Museum Cornwall 150 years of the docks Limited Budget Falmouth
Wallace Collection Bringing Music back into the Galleries Innovations LONDON
Historic Royal Palaces The Enchanted Palace, Kensington Palace Winstan Bond London
The British Museum Young Explorers Educational LONDON
Acoustiguide Ltd Monet 1840-1926 Smartour App Innovations FRANCE
Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust The Museum of Wigan Life Limited Budget Wigan
Farnham Castle Farnham Castle: Keep Restoration Restoration/Conservation Farnham
Coniston Ltd Closer to Home - Leighton House Restoration/Conservation London
Event Communications The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Permanent SCOTLAND
Beck Interiors Ltd National Charter Monument Bahrain International BAHRAIN

 

*The Winstan Bond Trophy is a special award for entrepreneurialism sponsored by the Association of Independent Museums

ENDS

 

Notes to editors:

 

The Museums & Heritage Awards were launched in 2003 by the organisers of The Museums & Heritage Show – the sector’s biggest trade event for museum and heritage/cultural visitor attraction professionals. The Museums & Heritage Show is an annual event and next takes place at Earls Court, London on 11 and 12 May, 2011.

Judging panel for the 2011 Museums & Heritage Awards:

Diane Lees, Director-General, Imperial War Museum
Bernard Donoghue, Head of Government and Public Affairs at VisitBritain
Sam Mullins, Director, London Transport Museum
Matthew Tanner, Director, ssGreatBritain
Marie Roberts, Editor, M&H Magazine

 

 

 

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