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Shortlist released for 17th annual Museums + Heritage Awards

The 17th annual Museums + Heritage Awards will take place in London on 15 May, celebrating innovative and ground-breaking initiatives from museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.

The Awards shine a spotlight on the diversity of this sector, of museums large and small – from the nationals to one-room volunteer-run museums, from iconic buildings and monuments to the great outdoors, all of which have an equal opportunity of winning one of 14 prestigious awards.

Anna Preedy, Director of the annual Museums + Heritage Awards, commented, “These awards recognise the amazing achievements, creativity, innovation, hard work and utter commitment evident throughout the museums and heritage sector. The awards have become the benchmark for excellence and the shortlistees and winners represent the very best of the best.”

Here follows the shortlist for two of the 14 categories:

Permanent Exhibition of the Year
Horniman Museum and Gardens World Gallery
RAF Museum RAF Museum RAF Centenary Programme
National Maritime Museum Endeavour Galleries Project
Portsmouth Museums The D-Day Story
Bolton Museum with The Creative Core Bolton's Egypt
SS Great Britain Trust Being Brunel
V&A Dundee with ZMMA Scottish Design Galleries

Innovation of the Year
Natural History Museum in partnership with Factory 42, SKY VR and Sir David Attenborough Hold the World
Royal Museums Greenwich Space Lives
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales in partnership with Jam Creative Studios Museum ExplorAR augmented reality experience
14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums They Shall Not Grow Old
Scottish Submarine Trust Inside Out - Scottish Submarine Centre
National Museums Liverpool China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors