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Lindow Man Wins British Archaeological Award
July 20, 2010, 9:07
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Stephen Walsh,  Head of Fundraising and Development at the Manchester Museum, texted me yesterday afternoon to say that the Lindow Man exhibition had won in the ‘Best Innovation’ category at the British Archaeological Awards ceremony held at the British Museum.  This was in respect of the work on engaging the public about  the issue of human remains in archaeology and museums.

Stephen went down to London and received the award on behalf of the team that worked on the project. The British Archaeological Awards take place every two years so to some extent they are a retrospective on work that has already taken place.

Best Innovation

The British Archaeological Award for best innovation won by the Manchester Museum

Over a year after the exhbition closed the project continues to attract interest and to win awards.  It is only a week or so since I spoke about the unsuccessful Lindow Man repatriation campaign at the Restitution and Museums conference here at the University of Manchester. Students at this and other universities continue to interview us about the project for their dissertations. And we won the Design Week 2009 Best Temporary Exhibition award.  As one of my colleagues said this morning, from this perspective Lindow Man is the gift that just keeps on giving.


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Hello Bryan,
WOW, congratulations to you and the team. Wonderful news and richly deserved.
Question is, where are you doing to display that beautiful award?

Comment by Louise

This reminds me of jokes about Lord Lucan hiding in the trophy rooms of unsuccessful football teams! Thankfully with two awards no-one could claim that the Manchester Museum wasn’t seeing some activity in the awards department. Perhaps the Museum should consider a display in the foyer where visitors could see them?

Comment by bryansitch

[…] innovative design, quite a lot of visitors felt it looked unfinished, and again, although it won a British Archaeological Award for its presentation of the issue of human remains, some visitors did not like the multi-vocal […]

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