Clore Award for Museum Learning Announced

In tandem with the Art Fund Prize, the short list for the inaugural Clore Award for Museum Learning has been announced.

Supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation the new £10,000 Award recognises and celebrates quality, impact and innovation in using museums and galleries for learning activities and initiatives.

Five museums and galleries have been short listed:

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park for With Sheba and Arwa (Belonging) – engaging communities and young people in a programme of learning and co-curation inspired by the legacy of two great Yemeni queens, Bilqis (Queen of Sheba) and Arwa (Sayyida Hurra), and modern day experiences of UK-Arabic women
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth for Face to Face: Documenting experiences of conflict – an innovative film project with primary school pupils and veterans exploring the impact of war
South London Gallery, London for Making Play – adventures in creative play through contemporary art
The Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford for Making Museums – children design and make their own museums, from acquisition to exhibition, celebrating their identities
Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle upon Tyne for Culture Shock – a digital storytelling project in the North East
The Clore Award judging panel is chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE, Chairman of the Clore Duffield Foundation and Sally Bacon, the Foundation’s Director.

Dame Vivien Duffield said: “I am delighted to see such a diverse shortlist for the Clore Award for Museum Learning. It’s diverse geographically, and in terms of collections and exhibitions – spanning anthropology, contemporary art, natural history, world history, local history and the history of the Royal Navy. What unites each of the shortlisted entries is what this Award is seeking to celebrate: a commitment to inspirational, high-quality learning activities.”

The winner of the Clore Award for Museum Learning will be announced alongside the Art Fund Prize winner on 15 June.

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  1. can you give any informa5ion about queen arwa portry in weston park
    and the artist
    thank u

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