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SHORTLIST 2020

Congratulations to all shortlistees and best of luck!

2020 Categories – Click below to jump to each category.

 

Volunteer of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Vera Pudilova National Trust
  • Miriam Museum of Oxford
  • Lin Wylie Thame Museum
  • Nick Thompson The Lightbox
  • Joseph Stuart Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
 

Volunteer Team of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Worsbrough Mill Youth Action Volunteers Barnsley Museums
  • Bridging Binaries Volunteers University of Cambridge Museums
  • Martin and Anne Buck National Trust
  • The Pickling Project Volunteers St Albans Museums
  • Volunteer Youth Explainers The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Stonehenge Neolithic Carpentry Team The English Heritage Trust
 

Sustainable Project of the Year

Shortlisted

  • The National Trust Ty Mawr Museum Climate Adaptation/Mitigation project
  • Imperial War Museums Collections storage building at Duxford
  • Museum of Oxford Queering Spires: a history of LGBTIQA+ spaces in Oxford
  • Free Practise Ltd on behalf of The British Museum Disposable? Rubbish and us
  • Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Dinosaurs and activism? Yes please!
  • Natural History Museum Ornithological building at Tring
 

Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Royal Collection Trust Leonardo da Vinci: Life in Drawings
  • Royal College of Nursing The Wandering Womb: Women's Health Nursing Past and Present
  • London Transport Museum Hidden London Exhibition
  • Tate, Artangel and A New Direction Steve McQueen Year 3
  • Ceredigion Museum Sheep
  • Jewish Museum London Jews, Money, Myth
 

Shop of the Year – turnover more than £500k

Shortlisted

  • The National Trust for Scotland Transforming Retail at Culloden Battlefield
  • MoMA, NYC Flagship Store
  • Science Museum Group Science Museum Main Shop
  • Bletchley Park Trust Gift Shop
 

Shop of the Year – turnover less than £500k

Shortlisted

  • Old Royal Naval College The Painted Hall Shop
  • National Museums Liverpool Double Fantasy - John & Yoko shop at Museum of Liverpool
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret The OOT Shop
  • The Charleston Trust Created for Charleston
 

Restoration/Conservation Project

Shortlisted

  • Didcot Railway Centre 2999 "Lady of Legend" - Recreating a GWR "Saint" Class Loco
  • Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust The Fitted Rigging House
  • Plymouth City Council (The Box) and Orbis Conservation The Box Naval Figureheads Collection
  • Aberdeen City Council Museums and Galleries Aberdeen Art Gallery - Inspiring Art and Music
  • Palace of Westminster, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Perry Lithgow Partnership and Opus Conservation Conservation of two waterglass wall paintings by Daniel Maclie's in the Royal Gallery
 

Permanent Exhibition of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Birmingham Museum Trust Mini Brum
  • The Science Museum Group Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
  • Wellcome Collection Being Human
  • English Heritage Tintagel Castle Bridge & Landscape Project
  • Aberdeen City Council Museums and Galleries Aberdeen Art Gallery - Inspiring Art and Music
 

Partnership of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Royal Collections Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and The University of Birmingham The Paper Museum: the Curious eye of Cassiano dal Pozzo
  • Lichfield Cathedral Journeys Through Space Light & Time
  • York Art Gallery and Kaiser Chiefs When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery.
  • Oxford University Gardens, Libraries & Museums (GLAM) GLAM and Iffley Academy Partnership
  • National Galleries Scotland and North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership Beings & Thinking Different/Doing Better
 

Marketing + Communications Strategy of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Castle Howard Skelf Island - The Launch of a New Adventure Playground
  • Historic Royal Palaces: The Tower of London Tower Escape
  • The Bronte Society & Bronte Parsonage Museum Charlotte's 'Little Book' Campaign
  • Imperial War Museum North Yemen: Inside a Crisis
  • Tate Liverpool Keith Haring
 

Limited Budget Project of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery 100 Years of Fashion
  • Horniman Museum and Gardens Beat Plastic Pollution
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Extinction Voices
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge Pop-up Egyptians Coffins Project
  • The Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL Culture, UCL Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
 

Learning Programme of the Year

Shortlisted

  • The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways NLHF funded - FFWHR Heritage Skills Training Programme
  • South East Museum Development Programme SEND in Museums partnership project
  • Leeds Museums and Galleries Careers for All: meaningful work experience for young people with additional needs
  • The Alnwick Garden Drugs Prevention Education
  • Nottingham Contemporary Loudspeaker
  • National Justice Museum Choices and Consequences
 

The International Project of the Year > £1m

Shortlisted

  • Municipality of Leiden, Museum De Lakenhal, HappelCornelisseVerhoeven, Julian Harrap Architects Restoration and Expansion of Museum de Lakenhal
  • OMM - Odunpazari Modern Museum
  • Barker Langham on behalf of The National Museum of Qatar National Museum of Qatar
  • Museum of Literature Ireland
  • Liget Budapest Project Reconstruction of the Olof Palme House
 

The International Project of the Year < £1m

Shortlisted

  • The National Archives of the Netherlands Who Am I, Who Were You?
  • Science Museum Group Superbugs Touring Exhibition
  • The Partition Museum, Amritsar and Manchester Museum Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab Under Siege
  • Studio Louter, OPERA Amsterdam and The Mauritshuis Shifting Image - In Search of Johan Maurits
  • #ArtUnited_be Art United at Pukkelpop Pop & Rock Festival
 

Innovation of the Year

Shortlisted

  • Blast Theory Gift
  • English Heritage Rembrandt #nofilter
  • Imperial War Museums Field Music's Making a New World
  • Harewood House Trust A Night at the Mansion
  • Sound View Media & Heritage Ability in association with Geevor Tin Mine Geevor Mine Interactive Accessible VR Tour

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