Museum in running for £10,000 award

Julian Brown (60) with his family (l-r) son-in-law Paul Saunders (29), daughter Sara Saunders (28), wife Karen Brown (60) and daughter Kate Brown (31).

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THE National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth has been shortlisted for a £10,000 award.

It is just one of five establishments nationwide to make the final cut of the inaugural Clore Award for Museum Learning.

The museum has been nominated for its programme Face to Face: Documenting experiences of conflict – a film project with primary school pupils and veterans exploring the impact of war.

Professor Dominic Tweddle, director general of the museum, said: ‘We are immensely pleased to be on the inaugural shortlist.

‘Learning sits at the core of who we are and what we do.

‘At our “Nellies” award ceremony at the end of the Face to Face project it was clear that veterans and pupils had not only had the time of their lives, but had learnt to work together as a team and from nine to 90 learned about life experiences from each other.’

The award celebrates the best ways museums and galleries promote learning. The winner will be announced on June 15 at Tate Britain.