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Shortlisted entries

We are delighted to announce the finalists in the AHI 2023 Engaging People Awards. We have received a high number of entries with a total of 44 projects, and the field was exceptionally strong this year.
We have received entries from a wider range of organisations, including community groups, community arts and wellbeing organisations, museums, galleries, national heritage organisations and interpretation practitioners.

The full list of finalists by each category can be found in the Awards section of the AHI website.

Indoors category - Sponsored by Fraser Randall

Reimagining Wordsworth - The Wordsworth Trust & Nissen Richards Studio, Grasmere

Marble Hill Revived - English Heritage & Skellon Studio, London

National Famine Museum – Tandem & Irish Heritage Trust / Westward Holdings Ltd, Strokestown Estate, County Roscommon


Outdoors category - Sponsored by NovaDura

Revealing, Reviving and Restoring Great Linford Manor Park - The Parks Trust & Outside Studios, Milton Keynes

More Than Words - Sensory Trust, St Austell, Cornwall

Temporary Event or Activity category - Sponsored by BeWunder

The Future Belongs To What Was As Much As What Is by Morag Myerscough at Housesteads Roman Fort - English Heritage, near Hexham

Permissible Beauty - Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey & University of Leicester

OOT & Aboot – Talking Coquetdale - The Out of Town (OOT) Museum, part of Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery, Alnwick

Online & Remote Engagement category

No entrants shortlisted.

Community Engagement category - Sponsored by Tandem Design

South Asia Gallery; A British Museum partnership - Manchester Museum & South Asia Gallery Collective, Manchester

Rebuilding Lives 50 years of Ugandan Asians - Navrang Arts, Leicester 

Exchange Project - SS Great Britain Trust, Bristol

Open All Hours - New Opportunities Wirksworth & inHeritage

Calling Out Climate Change category - Sponsored by The Way Design

A World of Good – Wakefield Museums & Castles, Wakefield

Changes in a Lifetime – Climate Cafes - Stromness Museum (Orkney Natural History Society Museum), Stromness