Museum in running for prize

Some of the youngsters and veterans
Some of the youngsters and veterans
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A PORTSMOUTH museum is in the running to scoop a £10,000 reward for providing learning.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Main Road, Portsea, is one of 10 across the country that has been put on the long list for the Clore Award for Museum Learning.

The award, which is run by the Clore Duffield Foundation, is aimed at championing excellence in museum learning and is run in parallel with the Art Fund Prize.

The museum was given a nomination following its documentary called Face to Face: Documenting Experiences Of Conflict, which involved Key Stage 2 pupils interviewing naval veterans.

They also had to produce short documentaries and worked closely with 12 veterans.

Sally Bacon, of the awards, said: ‘We were delighted to see such a diverse range of submissions in terms of scale, subject matter, location and reach.’