County museums and archives are award winners
Nottinghamshire Museums, archives and heritage sites were announced as award winners at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards ceremony held at the Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham on 18th July 2012.
Amongst the 2012 winners were our very own Mansfield Museum, with the following:
2012 Mansfield Museum for The Nightshift Tours
Best Exhibition 2012
Mansfield Museum for Mansfield Metal Box Exhibition
WELL DONE MANSFIELD MUSEUM, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU
The Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards showcase and celebrate the work of heritage organisations of all types and sizes in Nottinghamshire and the staff and volunteers that run them. They are organised by the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum with sponsorship provided by NottinghamTrentUniversity.
Support in kind is being provided by: the University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts Centre, which hosted the awards ceremony; Culture Syndicates (a consortium of recent graduates from Nottingham Trent University’s Heritage Management Course); and Museum Development East Midlands (funded through Arts Council England’s Renaissance programme).
The awards were judged by an independent panel from the fields of heritage, academia, media and tourism.
Speaking on behalf of the judging panel,
Dr Kevin Gould, Principal Lecturer in Late Medieval and Early Modern History at NottinghamTrentUniversity, said: “The awards entries really reflect the excellence in Nottinghamshire’s heritage and the great work that goes into caring for it and enabling people to enjoy it. Choosing the winners from such a strong field has been an extremely difficult task.”