July 18, 2014, by Lindsay Brooke

Museum wins Heritage Site of the Year Award

The University of Nottingham Museum picked up the top prize at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year Awards 2014 last night.

It was chosen by the judges for the variety of things it has been doing. Lunchtime exhibitions which allowed visitors to handle Roman pottery and coins drew crowds of up to 230.

Jessica Tarver, Managing Director of the Award Organisers Culture Syndicates, said: “They entered three awards so they’ve been really busy, especially since their main entrance was blocked for tram works and they still kept a high number of visitors.”

Clare Pickersgill, Keeper of the University of Nottingham Museum said ‘We are really delighted to win this award and for the work of the Museum to be recognised and acknowledged. These awards celebrate the incredible heritage work taking place throughout the county.’

The Heritage Awards are an opportunity to gather with colleagues and stakeholders, celebrate the work of Nottinghamshire’s heritage organisations and showcase best practice.  In previous years the awards have generated great publicity for all the participants and helped to raise the profile of heritage in Nottinghamshire.

Presentation picture left to right:

Chris Pickup – Lincoln University Volunteer
Mark Laurie – Collections Manager
Clare Pickersgill – Museum Keeper
Shona Powell – Director Lakeside
Trish Tilley – Community Volunteer ( ex PVC Office)
Louise Clarke –  Volunteer (MA Classics)

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