Nottinghamshire county museums are award winners
Nottinghamshire museums and heritage sites were announced as award winners at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards ceremony held at Nottingham Trent University on 17 July 2014.
The ceremony celebrated the work of museums and heritage collections throughout the county, with the University of Nottingham Museum winning 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
Highly Commended: Creswell Crags, for “Man or Superman: Pin Hole Man”
Winner: The Galleries of Justice Museum, for “Bow Street Dock – Special Exhibition Programme”
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”.