Museums Change Lives winners announced 6 Nov 2020

Winners of the MA's annual Museums Change Lives Awards have been announced at its annual conference. They are:

  • Best Lockdown Project: Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books addressed the lack of home activities for many families in the Byker area during lockdown, and responded with a programme that ranged from Facebook storytimes to delivering physical books, activity packs and recipes in partnership with local charities.
  • Best Museums Change Lives project: Reimagine, Remake, Replay which continues to engage 4,000 16 - 25 year olds with collections through projects such as digital fabrication, experience of event management, emerging tech and digital storytelling.
  • Best Small Museum project: The Dylan Thomas Centre won for its Literature and Trauma project for refugees and asylum speakers in Swansea.
  • Aditi Anand, Head of Creative Content at the Migration Museum won the Radical Changemaker Award – having recently turned a large former H&M store in Lewisham into a functioning home for her museum in less than two months.

The MA praised the winners for having made a difference in a 'year like no other'. Museums Journal