Filed under: Awards | Tags: British Archaeological Awards, human remains, Lindow Man, Restitution
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.
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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