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The Holburne Museum has won a prestigious Museums & Heritage Award for the redisplay of its collection.

Celebrating best practice within museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions, hundreds of entrants from all over the UK battled it out to win one of Eleven Prestigious Awards.

The shortlist was announced at the end of March and each category judged by a panel of experts from a range of industry sectors and specialisms. The judges looked for evidence of ‘outcome, creativity, relation to objective and cost effectiveness’. The organisers noted that the winning entries all showed this, but they had also demonstrated something extra – true excellence!

The Winners were announced at a glittering Ceremony on Wednesday 16 May, hosted by Sue Perkins. The Holburne Museum was delighted to win the Permanent Exhibition award for the redisplay of its collection (sharing the title with National Museums Scotland).

Alexander Sturgis receives the Holburne's award from Sue perkins

Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne said, ‘This has been an amazing year for Museums across the country and we are simply thrilled that against an exceptionally strong field we have won this prestigious award for our development.

It is welcome recognition of all the planning and preparation that so many people in our great team put into our new displays. It’s also a great birthday present for us in our first year since reopening in which we have had over 163,000 visitors.’


Published on: 17/05/2012