Earlier this month, the William Morris Gallery officially became Museum of the Year.
Despite volunteering at the gallery for nearly a year and being fully aware of how genuinely well-curated and engaging and mind-nourishing the place is.. the news still came as a fantastic shock.
Here’s what the judges said: “This truly is Museum of the Year. Its extraordinary collections, beautifully presented, draw the visitor engagingly through Morris’s life and work and through the building itself. Setting the highest standards of curatorship, and reaching out impressively to its local community.”
This Sunday I’ll be helping out at the William Morris Gallery’s Sunday Photo Challenge. The gallery’s recently been nominated as one of the ten finalists for the Museum of the Year award. I, for one, am incredibly pleased about this.
As part of the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2013 Photography Competition, visitors to the gallery are invited to borrow a camera and explore the space with it, hopefully taking a picture or two they feel worthy of entering into the competition. It’s all free, and a great opportunity to see the gallery in a new light – through the lens. Oh, and did I mention there are prizes?