Richard Henry, Curator of the Terry Pratchett:HIsWorld exhibition, tells us…
Terry Pratchett: HisWorld ran from the 16 September 2017 to 14 January 2018 and we are thrilled that the exhibition has been shortlisted for the Temporary Exhibition of the Year Award. It is the first time the museum has been shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage awards and highlights just what a special exhibition HisWorld was. The museum was visited by 21,067 people who came from all over the world, one visitor quit her job in Melbourne to ensure that she could visit HisWorld and meet Paul Kidby. HisWorld was even considered the perfect location for a marriage proposal and it is still my favourite photograph from the exhibition.
To celebrate the shortlisting Rob Wilkins has generously loaned the chavant and bronze busts of Sir Terry sculpted by Paul Kidby. They are on display in the History of Salisbury Gallery.
The Museum and Heritage award winners will be announced on the 16th May in London.
Congratulations to Richard and to all concerned.