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Enterprising Museum Award shortlist announced

Six museums named on shortlist

Enterprising Museum Award shortlist announced

Arts and Business Scotland has announced the names of six museums to have made the shortlist of the Museums Galleries Scotland Enterprising Museum Award.

The Arts and Business Awards celebrate outstanding collaborations between the business and cultural sectors and the Enterprising Museum category recognises an innovative or entrepreneurial project that has delivered a high-impact museum experience. 

The museums on the shortlist for the 2017 Enterprising Museum Award are:

Auchindrain for their Runrig project

The Black Watch Castle and Museum for their Poppies: Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper

National Mining Museum Scotland for their Crafting the Mine project

National Museums Scotland for their collaboration to create an exciting new venue during the Edinburgh Festival, the Gilded Balloon at the Museum

The Outdoor Museum, Helensburgh which displays the rich and varied history and heritage of the town

Perth Museum and Art Gallery for their work on the hands-on exhibition Player: Videogame Interaction from Atari to Toys to Life

“The Enterprising Museum award is a great platform to highlight the innovative and entrepreneurial work going on in museums across Scotland. I welcome such a strong and competitive shortlist of projects this year and congratulations to all the museums involved.” Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland

The winning project will be announced at the Arts & Business Scotland 30th Annual Awards being held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 23rd March 2017. Visit the Arts and Business Scotland website for further information about the awards.

Published 02 December 2016