Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) is shortlisted in prestigious Museum + Heritage Awards.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) announces that their Creative Cabin project has been shortlisted in the 2021 Museum and Heritage Awards.

The annual Museums + Heritage Awards recognise projects of excellence, innovation and ground-breaking initiatives from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.

The 2021 Museum and Heritage Awards placed Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s innovative Creative Cabin in a shortlist of four for the ‘Pandemic Pivot Award’.

This year, new categories were specifically designed to recognise excellent responses to the challenges posed by the pandemic and garnered a record number of submissions.

There was a time when I feared we may struggle for entries to the 2021 Museums and Heritage Awards but I couldn’t have been more wrong, explains Anna Preedy, director of the Museums + Heritage Awards.

The work of the museums sector didn’t grind to a halt – quite the reverse, and it is truly inspiring to see what a difference so many of our shortlistees have made to their local communities during the most challenging of times.

The 2021 shortlist was whittled down by a judging panel consisting of: Bernard Donoghue, director of ALVA; Diane Lees, director general of Imperial War Museums; Matthew Tanner, chief executive of the SS Great Britain Trust; Maggie Appleton, chief executive of the Royal Air Force Museum; Sam Mullins, director of London Transport Museum; and Caro Howell, director of the Foundling Museum.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery is owned and managed by East Devon District Council. Councillor Paul Arnott, leader of East Devon District Council commented,

I am delighted to see that once again the innovative outreach work from THG has been recognised with a well-deserved award nomination.

For the second consecutive year, the Museums and Heritage Awards ceremony will be taking place online, with a live-streamed event set to be hosted on 1st July by journalist, broadcaster and equal pay activist Samira Ahmed.

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