The Sandford Award for Heritage Education
Does your museum or heritage site offer an education programme that you are proud of? If so we hope you’ll enter the 2019 Sandford Awards which acknowledge and celebrate museums, galleries and historic sites that provide high quality heritage learning. Now in its 40th year over 500 sites have received this prestigious quality mark from sites small and large, and run by national institutions and local authorities to volunteers and private owners. The award is non-competitive and is managed by the Heritage Education Trust in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University. It is independently judged by a panel of heritage sector experts and applicants receive a detailed consultancy report as part of the judging process.
Hear what Dr Tracy Borman, Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust and joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces has to say about the award https://youtu.be/_p5XJrbCCDE
Deadline for entries is 15 February 2019.
The Sandford Cascade Project
The Heritage Lottery funded Sandford Cascade project supports sites in the East Midlands to develop their heritage learning offer and apply for the Sandford Award. Benefits for members include a programme of visits to learn from Sandford Award winning sites, bursaries to enhance learning provision, opportunities to attend skill sharing workshops, valuable networking opportunities with other museums and heritage sites and access to online resources.
To find out more and to register an interest visit http://sandfordaward.org/cascade/