Kettering Museum shortlisted for national award

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

Kettering Museum and Art Gallery has been shortlisted for a national award commending projects created with limited funds.

The museum could win the National Museum and Heritage awards for ‘Project on a Limited Budget’, for its exhibition ‘Collection Connections’.

The exhibition has already had success after winning the Best Exhibition award at the Northants Heritage Awards and museum and gallery staff say they are extremely thrilled that it has been shortlisted.

The winners will be announced by comedian Ian Moore at a ceremony Wednesday, May 17, in London.

Guy Holloway, head of corporate and cultural services at Kettering Council, said: “It is a huge achievement to be nominated for an award at this national event and we are very proud.

“The Collection Connections exhibition is just one example of a full programme of exciting and varied events provided by Kettering Museum and Gallery, with exhibitions regularly celebrating the area’s history and local artists.”

The Collection Connections exhibition ran from January 9 to February 13 at the Alfred East Art Gallery and celebrated Kettering’s local art history by showing the connections within the gallery’s collection amongst other artists.

The exhibition linked up the artists according to their interesting lives, art education and exhibitions they were involved in.

Visitors were also asked to add to the findings with their own personal stories to see if other links can be found.