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2021 Winners – Click below to jump to each category.

 
 

Best Use of Digital – International

Winner

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Met Stories


Highly Commended

  • Untitled Workers Club on behalf of Visit Flanders The Stay At Home Museum

Shortlisted

  • History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff 300 Photos in 30 Days: A Candid Look at Covid-19
  • National Museums Liverpool with National Heritage Board, British Council Singapore and Agency for Integrated Care House of Memories Singapore
  • National Museum of Korea SNMK (Smart National Museum of Korea) Project
 
 

Best Use of Digital – UK

Winner

National Portrait Gallery Hold Still: A Portrait of our Nation in 2020


Highly Commended

  • Barnsley Museums Going Digital: Barnsley Museums in COVID and Smartify CIC with Playdead and National Galleries of Scotland Ray Harryhausen at The National Galleries of Scotland

Shortlisted

  • London Transport Museum Hidden London Hangouts and Virtual Tours
  • non zero one and the National Trust in partnership with Heritage Open Days DAWNS
  • The British Museum Expanding Samsung Digital Discovery Centre Virtual Visits
 

Fundraisers of the Year

Winner

Charleston Save and Reopen Charleston


Highly Commended

  • The Cartoon Museum COVID-19 survival fundraiser

Shortlisted

  • The BGI Save the National Videogame Museum Crowdfunding Campaign
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 'Tracks' campaign
  • The Tank Museum The Tank Museum Patreon
  • RAF Museum Adopt an Artefact
 

Volunteers of the Year

Winner

Harry and Julian Young The Lion Salt Works Museum


Highly Commended

  • Capturing Lives in Scotland's Communities - Student Mentors University of Edinburgh Museums

Shortlisted

  • The Powderham Volunteers Powderham Castle
  • Terry Woolliscroft's Bottle Oven Art Club Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Bawdsey Radar online retail team Bawdsey Radar Trust
 
 
 
 

International Exhibition of the Year

Winner

MAS Antwerpen 100 x Congo. A century of Congolese art in Antwerp


Highly Commended

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art About Time: Fashion and Duration

Shortlisted

  • Museum Southeast Denmark Holmegaard Værk
  • Natural History Museum of Denmark King of Dinosaurs
  • Centre Screen & Creo Industrial Arts on behalf of the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
  • Tinker imagineers & Airborne Museum Hartenstein Airborne Experience
 
 

Learning Outreach Award

Winner

Leeds Museums and Galleries Closing the Covid gap: LMG Primary School Membership, curriculum planning and Recovery Curriculum


Highly Commended

  • Council for British Archaeology, University of Lincoln Dig School: Enquiry-based learning in archaeology

Shortlisted

  • Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books Escape, Joy and Recovery: reinvention of a child-centred learning programme in a pandemic
  • Waddesdon Manor When You Wish upon a Star
  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bumblebee Education Experience (B.E.E.)
 

Partnership of the Year

Winner

Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (University of Leicester) on behalf of QHCN Queer Heritage and Collections Network


Highly Commended

  • National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum, RAF Museum, Commonwealth War Graves Commission Joint Operations - A Tri-Service Museum Partnership

Shortlisted

  • Smartify CIC on behalf of The National Gallery and Royal Holloway University of London Exit through the digital gift shop: rapid research and development of a new museum marketplace
  • Chichester Cathedral, Jacquiline Creswell, Ash Mills & 10 Partners The Chichester Nativity
  • Ashmolean Museum with The Oxford Times 'Artists in Residence' Art Competition
 

Restoration or Conservation Project of the Year

Winner

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings SPAB Old House Project AND National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth City Council, D Day Story Landing craft tank LCT 7074 -Rescuing a D-Day Hero


Shortlisted

  • St Alfege Church Heart of Greenwich Place and People Project
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust Mr Simpson's Teddy Bears - a bit of joy in dark times
  • Derby Museums on behalf of the project delivery Alliance Partners Restoring Derby Silk Mill to create the UK’s first Museum of Making
  • Cliveden Conservation and Dorset Museum Reinstallation of Fordington Roman mosaic, Dorset Museum
 

Shop of the Year

Winner

The Tank Museum The Tank Museum Online Shop


Highly Commended

  • London Transport Museum London Transport Museum's Online Shop

Shortlisted

  • The Box, Plymouth City Council The Box Shop
  • Vagina Museum The Vagina Museum shop
  • National Museums Liverpool National Museums Liverpool Online Shop
 
 

Awards Sponsors & Partners

National Lottery Heritage Fund