The annual Museums + Heritage Awards, now in its 17th year, recognises projects of excellence - innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe. These range from remarkable achievements of national institutions to projects crafted with limited resources and those championing their staff and volunteers who work hard to deliver inspiring visitor experiences.
The Awards are judged by a panel of the sector’s leading lights and this year the panel is chaired by Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museum, other judges include Bernard Donoghue, Director, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) and Dr Matthew Tanner MBE, Director and Chief Executive ss Great Britain alongside other leading sector professionals.
The 2019 Awards have 14 categories to choose from, including a NEW category Partnership of the Year supported by Arts Council England, offering an opportunity for everyone, regardless of the scale or size of project and budget. Cost-effectiveness is at the heart of these awards as is creativity and resourcefulness and we welcome entries from everyone. Have you got some great volunteers? Take a look at the FREE to enter Volunteer(s) of the Year Award in association with AIM, which gives this sector the chance to honour and celebrate your invaluable volunteers!
So, if you work in a local authority museum, a national or independent museum, a gallery or a heritage or cultural visitor attraction or perhaps you are a supplier to this sector, this is your chance to have your hard work recognised. Give yourself the very best chance for success by watching our 2 minute video on How to Compile Your Entry and also get Top Tips from Chair of the 2019 Judging Panel Diane Lees.
Deadline for entries is Friday 1 February 2019