"PROJECT ON A LIMITED BUDGET" AWARD FOR
"TALES FROM THE CRYPT" AT THE
MUSEUMS & HERITAGE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
Curator Karen Howell & Assistant Curator Sarah Chaney accept the award
from travel journalist Simon Calder
The Old Operating Theatre Museum is proud to announce that it is the winner of a 2007 Museums and Heritage Award for Excellence. Beating five other shortlisted museums, the "Tales From The Crypt" project came first place in the category for Projects on a Limited Budget. See the Museums & Heritage website for a full list of winners.
"Tales from the Crypt" was an extramural project comprising the programme of activities and exhibition during the temporary relocation of the Museum's services and collection from the Garret to the Crypt of St Thomas' Church, during restoration of the roof in 2005/06. Supported by a rolling programme of public events, and collaboration with artists Richard Squires and Philip Warnell to create "Suture: Artwork without Anaesthetic", the museum's education service was able to continue throughout a period which would otherwise have seen complete closure of the museum.