Kettering Museum and Art Gallery scoops two awards

Manor House Museum, Kettering NNL-140411-160619001
Manor House Museum, Kettering NNL-140411-160619001

Kettering Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to have been recognised at the county’s heritage awards.

The museum and gallery were announced as winners of the People’s Choice Award as well as picking up Best Exhibition for Collection Connections.

The venues were up against eight others in the region and bosses say they are especially proud to win the People’s Choice Award as it shows support and commitment from their local community and customers.

Their Collection Connections was an innovative exhibition which explored the links between the artists represented in their art collection, linked together by a visually stunning ‘tube style’ map, which won another award.

Guy Holloway, head of corporate and cultural services at Kettering Council, said: “These awards are a tremendous achievement.

“We have over 35,000 visitors a year to the Museum and Gallery and these awards tell us that our visitors appreciate the cultural offer on their doorstep.

“To have this acknowledgment from among our peers is fantastic.”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Council’s portfolio holder for community and culture, said: “The Alfred East Gallery and Manor House Museum have had a fantastic year of exhibitions and activities and this great achievement highlights the quality of our programmes, projects and exhibitions.

“I’m delighted to see that this year’s awards scoop continues the Museum and Gallery’s recent successes in these awards.”

The annual Heritage Awards recognise excellence in museums and heritage across the county.

The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, July 15, at Bede House in Higham Ferrers, judged by an external panel of heritage experts.