Museums + Heritage Awards 2022 winners announced

The winners of the Museums + Heritage Awards were announced late last week at our annual ceremony which returned to London for the first time since the pandemic began.

Winners in 17 categories were finally announced after weeks of careful deliberation among the judges, and in each category a highly commended nominee was also revealed.

The judging panel was chaired by ALVA CEO Bernard Donoghue, and consisted of Dame Diane Lees DBE, Sara Wajid, Maggie Appleton MBE, Dr Matthew Tanner MBE, Sam Mullins OBE, Caro Howell and Stephen Duncan.

A full list of the winners is available on the Museums + Heritage Awards website.

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 shortlist announced

National art charity Art Fund has announced the five shortlisted museums selected for its Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 award.

Derby Museums, Museum of Making, Horniman Museum and Garden, People’s History Museum, The Story Museum, and Tŷ Pawb are all in the running for the annual award.

The winning museum will be announced on 14th July 2022 at a ceremony in the Design Museum. The winner will receive £100,000, while the four runners up will each receive £15,000.

The 2022 European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) announced

The 2022 European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) were announced in Tartu, Estonia earlier this month. The Museum of the Mind in The Netherlands took home The EMYA, the second year in a row that a Netherlands-based museum has done so.

Closer to home The Box in Plymouth, a combined museum, art gallery and archive was awarded a special commendation. “With outstanding exhibitions and easy access for all, it has created a new cultural asset for its city and region and is an active advocate for the social change it can bring to its communities,” the EYMA’s wrote.

The Kenneth Hudson Award for Institutional Courage and Professional Integrity announced

The EMYA’s also include the ‘Kenneth Hudson Award for Institutional Courage and Professional Integrity’, which “celebrate courageous, at times controversial, museum practices” and recognise those “developing a new global ethics for museums, addressing the urgent and contentious societal issues of decolonization, restitution, reparation, and repatriation.”

Among four professionals awarded this year was Prof. dr. Laura Van Broekhoven, Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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