Amanda and Kevin Daley have taken over the café franchise at Salisbury Museum and we can look forward to new opening times and new goodies!
The cakes looked up to standard when this blogger visited today. Why not drop by and give it a try?
Amongst the 2018 winners were:
Temporary or Touring Exhibition Award: The Salisbury Museum, Terry Pratchett: His World
The Salisbury Museum’s Wiltshire Finds Liaison Officer Richard Henry (Curator of the exhibition) together with colleagues and friends, enjoyed a triumphant evening in London last week at the Museums and Heritage Awards ceremony. Nominated in one of the categories for 2018, they came out winners. “It was a fabulous evening” said one colleague on return, and indeed it was.
Regarded as the Oscars of the museums and heritage industry, the Awards ceremony is attended by hundreds of sector professionals who join to celebrate the incredible achievements and groundbreaking projects of the past 12 months.
The Awards are judged by a panel of sector experts including: Maggie Appleton MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Air Force Museum; Stephen Duncan, Director of Commercial and Tourism, Historic Environment Scotland; Bernard Donoghue, Director, ALVA; Diane Lees CBE, Director General, Imperial War Museums; Dr Matthew Tanner MBE, Chief Executive of the SS Great Britain Trust and Sam Mullins, Director, London Transport Museum.
The winners and runners-up in each of the hard-fought categories were announced by Reverend Richard Coles at the Historic State Rooms of 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London.
Well done all concerned.
Salisbury Cathedral is hosting the ‘BBC Wiltshire Royal Wedding Party at Salisbury Cathedral’ from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 19 May. The event is free, open to all, and will be outside on the West Lawn. The wedding will be shown live on a 50ft screen. There will be family friendly activities & music from 9am – 12noon – the wedding from 12 – 1pm – and then more family friendly activities & music from 1- 4pm.
Salisbury Museum will be involved! There will be a museum tent with displays and games. Many thanks to the staff and Volunteers who will be there to make it happen. BBC Wiltshire are hoping to have CBBC there, possible characters, and a blue screen. They will also have Points West/South Today broadcasting and their radio show will come live from the event. They also expect further media coverage.
Lets hope the sun shines for the happy couple, and the people of Salisbury. Enjoy!
A statue of suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett (see previous weeks’ posts) will be unveiled today in Parliament Square, London. Hers is the first statue of a woman in that place, and it joins those of Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Gladstone, Disraeli and others.
On Wednesday 25 April (10.30am – noon), Richard will be presenting our next Collections in Focus Lecture: Hoards from Wiltshire, prior to our forthcoming exhibition: Hoards: A Hidden History of Ancient Britain (13 October).
If you need any more information, please contact Bridget, otherwise, please just turn up on the day. Tea, coffee and cake included.
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.
Arrangements for the fourth annual Salisbury Museum Festival of Archaeology on 21, 22 July are well under way. Events, speakers and attractions will cover a huge range historical periods from possibly as early as the Stone Age to the 20th century. There will be familiar faces as well as new ones. We just hope for better weather than last year!