The Cornwall Museums Partnership Heritage Awards 2023 presentation took place at the Royal Cornwall Museum on 8 February. St Agnes Museum was represented by Chairman, Roger Radcliffe, Vice Chairman, Clive Benney, and Curator, Clare Murton.
Clare had nominated Roger on behalf of an enthusiastic Committee for the “Leader of the Year” award for which he was one of three people from 70 Cornish museums to have been shortlisted. Despite the stiff competition at this glittering event, Roger was awarded the “Leader of the Year “ title. Enormous congratulations, Roger! Both Roger and Clive were interviewed by Daphne Skinnard from Radio Cornwall.
There was also a category of which the Museum was not aware – “Spirit of the Awards”. Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Co-Chair and representatives from the World Heritage Site Team chose organisations that they felt most encapsulated the Spirit of Cornwall Heritage Awards – a commitment to excellence in heritage, environmental sustainability and inclusion. All the nominations in every category were appraised and three larger museums and three smaller ones were shortlisted.
Everyone at the Museum is proud to announce that St Agnes Museum won first place in the small museums category!
The awards, as you can see, are simple blocks of wood with the names of the award and winner. Clare will have to find somewhere to display these awards in the Museum for next season!