Three unique awards will be presented this year by the Collections Trust to champion Best Collections Practice, Collections on a Budget, and Participatory Practice. The latter award is new this year and will be jointly presented with Historypin.
Launched in 2012, the Awards will be presented on Tuesday 2 July at a reception at the Trust’s flagship event OpenCulture 2013. The aim is to attract the maximum number of nominations, encourage the best possible practice, and recognise and celebrate outstanding work in the collections community.
The Collections Practice Award celebrates projects that demonstrate the application of innovative practice to improve the sustainability and use of collections in arts and cultural organisations including museums, archives, libraries and galleries.
The Collections on a Budget Award celebrates successful projects undertaken by organisations with a turnover of less than €500K.
The Participatory Practice Award will highlight an exceptional example of how participatory practice has benefitted a museum by enhancing its relationships with its users.
Applications are welcomed from arts and cultural organisations in the UK.