Derbyshire Heritage Awards
PUBLISHED: 10:35 05 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:52 20 February 2013
Derbyshire's prestigious annual Heritage Awards to celebrate the work of the county's museums and heritage sites, were presented at a ceremony at The Silk"Mill,"Derby
Derbyshires prestigious annual Heritage Awards to celebrate the work of the countys museums and heritage sites, were presented at a ceremony at The Silk"Mill,"Derby. Supported by Renaissance East Midlands and the Derbyshire Museums Forum, there were a record number of entries in each of the five categories. All entries go forward for the Museum of the Year Award, which was won by the Erewash Museum for excelling in all areas of museum work and development. Cllr Les Allen, the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Derby, and Derbyshire County Council Chairman Cllr George Wharmby and Cabinet Support Member for Culture, Cllr Jean Wharmby attended, while Pauline Beswick of the Peak District National Park Authority presented the awards.
Best Event: Erewash Museum for Swing Back to the Forties; Highly Commended (HC) Heart of Staveley Secret Garden Community Archaeology Project
Best Exhibition: The National Tramway Museum for The Stephenson Discovery Centre; HC Buxton Museum & Art Gallery Collector and Collections: Exhibition X
Inspiration Award: FNDA, Celebrating the life of Florence Nightingale; HC joint Castleton Historical Society A Medieval Mystery; Chesterfield Museum Service Memories are made of these and Made in Chesterfield
Work with Children and Young People: Joint The National Tramway Museum Hear All About It!; Bakewell Old House Museum Fun to learn
Collections Care and Development: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery Enlightenment! Ephemera collections research project;
HC Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood Volunteer Attic Store Project
Judges Special Awards were presented to: Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society for commitment and professionalism in developing their collections management and public engagement; and Bakewell Old House Museum for completion of the building project to high design standards and the re-visioning of the museum spaces.
Museum details to follow in future issues!
Photographs by Nigel Cooley