Nominations are now open for the Collections Trust Awards, which will be taking place at the Collections Trust Annual Conference at the Natural History Museum in London on 22 September 2015. If you’ve completed a great project or a colleague has demonstrated exceptional expertise during the past year, then you should enter the Collections Trust Awards 2015. Presented during the conference, the Awards are the pinnacle of recognition for all those in the Collections Management community.
Applications are welcome from arts and cultural organisations in the UK. Judges will assess nominations on the basis of eligibility, excellence, impact on sustainability and innovation.
The awards for which nominations are currently being sought are:
- Collections Manager of the Year Award
this award recognises and celebrates the achievements of a Collections Manager in a UK Museum that has ‘made a difference’ (Nominations only).
- Collections Practice Award
This award celebrates projects which demonstrate the application of innovation practice to improve the sustainability and use collection arts and cultural organisations.
- Participatory Practice Award
The award highlights an exceptional example of how participatory practice has benefitted a museum by enhancing its relationships with its users.
- Collections on a Budget Award
The aim of this award is to celebrate projects which demonstrate improvement in collections management by organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000. The winner of this award will receive a prize of £500.
26 June: Nominations open
13 July: Judges announced
14 August: Nominations close
21 August: Shortlist finalised and judging starts
4 September: Judges complete their deliberations
22 September: Awards presented at the Collections Trust Annual Conference
How to submit a nomination
All awards except for the Collections Manager of the Year, can be either nominated or self–nominated. Full details on how to submit your nomination are on the entry forms. To submit a nomination download and complete the appropriate form and then submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
CT Awards Nomination Form – People
CT Awards Nomination Form – Project
If you have any questions regarding the nomination process please contact Lucy Douglas, Events Manager
The Collections Trust Awards can provide a sponsor with extensive publicity and profile throughout the awards process, from the initial announcement and call for nominations, through the judging process, and at the announcement of the shortlist.
Overall sponsorship of the Collections Trust Awards can be tailored to meet a sponsor’s specific requirements. Sponsorship of an individual award is also available as a prime opportunity to gain exceptional profile in the collections community.
For more information and an initial discussion contact the Collections Trust’s Events Manager Lucy Douglas at email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7942 6080.