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UK Museums + Heritage Awards

UK Museums + Heritage Awards Shortlist 2018

Project on a Limited Budget

  • Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery, Illustrating Harry Potter
  • Maidstone Museums, Research & Display of Mummified Remains for ‘Ancient Lives’
  • Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL, The Whale Weekender
  • The Natural History Museum at Tring, Dodos: Old Bird, New Tricks
  • Heritage Learning with Ferens Art Gallery, Explore Art (Under 5s and Families Gallery)

Temporary or Touring Exhibition

  • People’s History Museum, Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights
  • The Salisbury Museum, Terry Pratchett: His World
  • National Trust, Prejudice & Pride
  • Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Eric Gill: The Body
  • Science Museum, London, Robots: The 500-Year Quest to Make Machines Human
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, You Say You Want a Revolution?
  • National Museums Liverpool / Arts Council Collection, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender & Identity

The International Award

  • Museum of South East Demark, Vikingeborgen/The Viking Fortress
  • Canadian Museum of History, Canadian History Hall
  • Holland Open Air Museum and Kossmann.dejong, The Canon of Dutch History
  • Vardemuseum in co-operation with Tinker imagineers, TIRPITZ – hidden stories on Danish west coast
  • Denis Byrne Architects + Thirty Three Trees, Derrigimlagh: The Marconi Station / Alcock & Brown Landing Site
  • The Museum of Islamic Art in the Pergamon Museu, Berlin State Museums,The Syria Initiative – Museum as Mediator of Shared Heritage

Volunteers of the Year Award – Team


  • Old Royal Naval College, Painted Hall Conservation Volunteers
  • Scottish Football Museum, Football Memories Volunteer Network
  • National Trust – Buckland Abbey, Buckland Abbey Art Ambassador Volunteers
  • Century of Stories – Leicestershire County Council, Bosworth Tommies
  • Ripon Museum Trust, The Refurbishment Team
  • Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association Survivor speakers

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