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THE COLLECTIONS TRUST AWARDS 2014

Celebrating excellence in Collections Management

The Collections Trust Awards represent the pinnacle of recognition for collections professionals. They will be presented during a ceremony at the OpenCulture conference reception on 25 June.

This year three new awards have been created. They are:

  • Collections Manager of the Year: Recognising and celebrating the achievements of a collections manager in a UK museum who has “made a difference”. Nominations only.
  • Young Collections Professional of the Year: Recognising and celebrating the achievements of a collections professional under the age of 30 in a UK museum who has “made a difference”. Nominations only.
  • The Enterprise in Museums Award: Recognising exceptional expertise in developing and delivering successful enterprise activity in a museum. Nominations and self-nominations.

These new awards join the existing annual awards (all nominations or self-nominations) for:

  • Collections Practice: Celebrating projects which demonstrate the application of innovative practice to improve the sustainability and use of collections in arts and cultural organisations.
  • Collections on a Budget: Celebrating projects which demonstrate improvement in collections management by organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000. The winner receives a prize of £500.
  • Participatory Practice: Highlighting an exceptional example of how participatory practice has benefitted a museum by enhancing its relationships with its users

Nominations for the Awards were sought from museums, galleries and archives. The deadline for submitting a nomination was 30 April 2014.