It’s time to enter the Museums + Heritage Awards 2015

Thank you to Museums + Heritage show for the following update about the 2015 awards and how to enter. AIM is delighted to be sponsoring the Winstan Bond Trophy for Trading and Enterprise again.

Museums + Heritage Awards 2015 – category focus

Time is marching towards 30 January and the deadline for entry so now’s the time to download your copy of the 2015 Awards Entry Brochure!  Be sure to pay particular attention to the ‘Getting it Right!’ boxes which will help you to ensure that your paper impresses the judges!

To see all 10 of the categories for the 2015 Awards check out the entry information or visit the website.

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The Mary Rose MuseumAward for Restoration or Conservation
sponsored by Fairhurst Ward AbbottsThis Award highlights the quality of work undertaken on restoration & conservation projects within the UK. Judges will look at how a project has been managed and implemented from conception to completion and also how the project has enhanced public access. Entries must clearly demonstrate rigorous project and conservation planning and processes. The category is open to the restoration and conservation of single objects through to entire buildings.

Previous winners of this Award have included The Mary Rose Museum (pictured) winner in 2014 and The Landmark Trust which was joint winner in 2013. Visit our Hall of Fame to see who else took this Award home.

Educational InitiativeThis category is open to educational projects which can demonstrate how they have inspired the participants involved, creating a legacy which is befitting of the unique educational potential of museums and heritage/cultural visitor attractions. This award can include internships, community projects, apprenticeships, young ambassadors as well as schools, educational groups and special events. As well as the Awards’ general criteria, the entry should include details of the number of participants, the objectives and benefits, and how they were measured.

Previous winners of this Award include National Museums Liverpool, House of Memories – Northern Model (pictured) in 2014 and the Design Museum in 2013. Check out other winners of this Award in our Hall of Fame.

Winstan Bond Trophy for Trading + Enterprise
Supported by AIMRecognising the importance of trading, this award will celebrate expertise in retail, catering and other income-generating activities within a museum, gallery, heritage or cultural visitor attraction and also applies to events, venue hire and public and private partnerships. Entrants must demonstrate how trading activities (either as a whole or a specific element) successfully contribute to the financial sustainability of the organisation.

Previous winners of this prestigious Award have included Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising for the development of the Gift Shop and Cafe (pictured) winner in 2014 and Titanic Belfast in 2013. Visit our Hall of Fame to see who else took this Award home.

International
Sponsored by Martello MediaThis category is open to museums, galleries, and heritage attractions projects outside of the UK which have opened or reopened after redevelopment within the period of eligibility. For suppliers/contractors wishing to enter this category, it is imperative that the submission is made jointly with your client. The judges will be looking for evidence of high quality innovative projects, well executed within the project brief and budget.

Previous winners of this prestigious Award have included National Archives, The Netherlands for The Memory Palace (pictured) winner in 2014 and Fram Museum, Oslo in 2013. Visit our Hall of Fame to see who else took this Award home.

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