Lindow Manchester


Lindow Man in Running for New Award

The Manchester Museum Lindow Man exhibition finished as long ago as April 2009 but recently we put it forward for a 2010 British Archaeological Award in the  Best Archaeological Innovation category for the way it raised the issue of human remains with the public.  The awards are made every two years and the last opportunity was shortly after the exhibition opening in 2008. Working with Stephen Walsh, who is Head of Fundraising & Development at the Museum, I put together an application and sent it off more in hope than expectation as they say.

We were all delighted when Sarah Howell at the BAA got in touch to tell us  that our entry has made it to the top three!  The full shortlist was published on the BAA website (www.britarch.ac.uk/awards) just a few days ago.

The British Archaeological Awards Ceremony will take place at the British Museum on Monday, 19th July.

It’s great to have made it to the top three. Lindow Man won the Design Week 2009 Best Temporary Exhbition and was short-listed for a Museums & Heritage Award in the ‘Excellence  for Educational Initiative’ category last year but didn’t win. It’s great that the exhibition is still generating interest in this way.

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