Success for Northern Museums at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024

We are very pleased to announce that the Roots and Branches programme has been awarded Sustainable Project of the Year at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024. It won the award jointly with The Scottish Crannog Centre for their 1000 Fingerprints 1000 Voices project.

Roots and Branches is a collaboration between The Carbon Literacy Project, Museum Development England, and Manchester Museum. It is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It aimed to train and certify 1,500 people from 300 museums as Carbon Literate over two years and give an opportunity for museums to converse, experiment, and test new ideas for a more sustainable future.

The project is a key part of Museum Development North’s programme and we are very pleased to be able to continue this work for the next two years.

Northern Museums Success at Museums + Heritage Awards

Our northern museums performed exceptionally well at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024:

Manchester Museum won Permanent Exhibition of the Year for the South Asia Gallery
Beamish, Living Museum of the North won the Visitor Welcome Award
Bowes Museum won Café/Restaurant of the Year
Leeds Museums and Galleries and the Leeds Hip Hop Historian Society won Temporary or Touring Exhibition of the Year for ‘A Hip Hop Journey: 50 Years of Kulture’