The World Monuments Watch uses cultural heritage conservation to increase community resilience, enhance social inclusion, and build new skills in the conservation field and beyond. Nominations are now open.
Nominations will be evaluated on the following factors:
- The potential to improve the lives of communities, as described below;
- The cultural significance of the nominated site;
- The need for urgent action, or other circumstances that make action timely;
- The feasibility of the proposed approach.
For more information click here.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday 1st March 2019, at 5.00pm EST.
The Heritage Volunteering Group exists to help organisations and volunteer managers unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best practice.
Our Volunteer Leader of the Year Award celebrates the achievements of those who have made a difference and recognises innovative and outstanding examples of volunteer leadership and management within our sector.
On winning last year’s award, Nicola Seike, Volunteer Coordinator for Leicestershire County Council Heritage Service, said:
“I was really honoured to be voted Heritage Volunteer Manager of the year 2018. The recognition made me feel really proud of what we have achieved across Leicestershire Heritage community. It also highlighted the vibrancy and passion younger volunteers and volunteers with learning disabilities can bring. I hope my work inspires people to consider making their volunteering opportunities more diverse and accessible as Heritage belongs to everyone, and everyone has something to contribute.”
Whether a Volunteer Coordinator, part-time supervisor, paid or unpaid if you know someone who has made a real difference to their organisations or their volunteers then we want to know about it.
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The AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Awards, sponsored by NovaDura Ltd, celebrate and recognise excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in the UK and Ireland. They are open to entry with a deadline for all categories of 30 April 2019.
Do you have a great new exhibition, trail or experience that tells visitors and communities about their heritage? Would you like the world to know about it? The AHI Awards shine a spotlight on great interpretation from museums and historic houses to wildlife reserves and events. They are the only Awards for all types of interpretation in the UK and Ireland to be judged by interpreters.
The Awards provide national recognition and publicity for winning and shortlisted sites and feedback on all entries. Previous winners have included Bannockburn Battlefield, British Museum, National Trust, Seamus Heaney HomePlace and Ruskin-in-Sheffield.
As Loyd Grossman CBE, AHI Patron, said about previous winners “award winners showed a wide range of exciting and innovative interpretation all aimed at helping the public to get more enjoyment, more education and more benefit from our outstanding natural and cultural heritage.”
There are five Awards categories you can choose to enter:
- Museums and historic properties/sites – sponsored by Minerva Heritage.
- Outdoors – Urban and Rural – sponsored by The Way Design.
- Visitor and interpretation centres – sponsored by HDC International.
- Volunteer and Community Projects – sponsored by Bright.
- Events and Activities – sponsorship still available.
Category winners go on to challenge for the prestigious AHI Award for Excellence.
You can enter your project, exhibition or event online at https://ahi.org.uk/awards. You can find full instructions on how to enter and the downloadable entry form there.
Winners will be announced by Loyd Grossman during a gala awards ceremony held at the AHI annual conference in Bedford on 10 October 2019.
Deadline for the entry into the Museums + Heritage Awards 2019 is less than 1 month away – Friday 1st February 2019. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give your organisation the recognition it deserves! The annual Museums + Heritage Awards, now in their 17th year, honours 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 2019 Awards have 14 categories to choose from, including the Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the Year Award, sponsored by Displayways, 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 this 2 minute video on How to Compile Your Entry and also get Top Tips from Chair of the 2019 Judging Panel Diane Lees Find out more here https://awards.museumsandheritage.com/. Deadline for entries is Friday 1st February 2019.
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The Sandford Award recognises and celebrates museums, galleries and historic sites that provide high quality heritage learning. Now in its 40th year over 500 sites have received this prestigious quality mark from sites small and large, and run by national institutions and local authorities to volunteers and private owners. The award is non-competitive and is managed by the Heritage Education Trust in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University. It is independently judged by a panel of heritage sector experts and applicants receive a detailed consultancy report as part of the judging process.
Deadline for entries is Friday 15th February.
A History of the North in 100 Objects has won the Exhibition of the Year Award at this year’s Northern Soul Awards. The awards were created in 2017 to celebrate and reward exceptional culture and enterprise in the North of England, including theatres, productions, venues, small and large businesses, entrepreneurs, galleries, restaurants, publishers and many other projects and companies.
Prizes were awarded in 14 categories with a special accolade for the ‘Northern Soul’ of the Year. Entries were so strong that our judges awarded a number of Highly Commended Awards and made Special Mentions in several categories.
The exhibition was part of this year’s Great Exhibition of the North and celebrated the story of the North through museum collections.
From Museums + Heritage:
Something for everyone! There are 14 different categories to choose from, including the 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 the 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, Director General of the Imperial War Museum.
Find out more here.
Deadline for entries is Friday 1st February 2019. Could you join the Awards Hall of Fame?
The 17th annual Museums + Heritage Awards will celebrate innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.
The Awards shine a spotlight on the diversity of this sector, of museums large and small – from the nationals to one-room volunteer-run museums, from iconic buildings and monuments to the great outdoors, all of which have an equal opportunity of winning one of 14 prestigious awards.
Deadline for entry for all categories is Friday 1st February 2019.
The Museums + Heritage Awards are judged by a panel of the sector’s leading lights who are united in their quest to seek out the very best of the best. Hear what the this year’s Chair of the judging panel, Diane Lees CBE, Director General of Imperial War Museums, has to say about these awards and find out what her top tips are for getting your entry application right in this recent interview with her.
From the Museums Association (MA):
The inaugural Museums Change Lives Awards will have three categories for museums: Best Museums Change Lives Project, the Local Hero Award and Best Small Museum Project; and one category for individuals: the Radical Changemaker Award.
The Museums Change Lives award will recognise the best project in the past year that reflects one or more of the themes of the MA’s Museums Change Lives campaign: Promoting Health and Wellbeing; Creating Better Places; and Inspiring Engagement, Reflection and Debate.
The Best Small Museum Project will recognise projects that deliver social impact for museums with an annual turnover of less than £320,000, while the Local Hero Award will be awarded to the best social impact project in Northern Ireland, the host nation for this year’s MA Conference.
The Radical Changemaker Award will recognise the achievements of an individual in promoting one or more of the themes of Museums Change Lives in their museum. This award will be open to staff, freelancers and volunteers from across the sector.
“I think this is a fantastic opportunity for museums to showcase the amazing, life-changing work that they are doing,” says Sharon Heal, the MA’s director. “We think impactful projects and the individuals who drive them deserve recognition, so we’re delighted to be launching these awards and I’d really encourage applications from across the sector, from all types and sizes of museum.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the MA’s annual conference and exhibition in Belfast in November.
The deadline for entries is Monday 8 October at 5.30pm.
Thursday 25th October
IVE will be launching the Creative Families Award, an exciting framework and set of resources, that draw on new academic research developed in partnership with Dr Abigail Hackett, for offering and celebrating meaningful and engaging arts and cultural experiences for very young children (1-4 years) and their grown-ups in museum spaces. The Creative Families Award has been developed to have close links with Arts Award, providing the perfect precursor to Arts Award Discover.
Representatives can get their hands on the resources, hear from Dr Abigail Hackett and the museums who piloted the award, work with the Creative Families Award to develop their early years and family offer and of course, enjoy coffee and cake in the inspiring surroundings of Leeds City Museum.
This event is for representatives from museums and heritage spaces.
Find out more and register to attend here.