Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum shortlisted for two awards

Bournemouth Echo: Public vote to decide if museum wins top award Public vote to decide if museum wins top award

THE Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth has been shortlisted for two out of 11 categories for the coveted Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence in 2013-2014.

More than 350 venues were nominated for the top Culture Pros Pick Award.

The Russell-Cotes is one of only five to be shortlisted for this category which is now open to a public vote.

In Our Own Words: Soldiers’ Thoughts from Afghanistan, an exhibition staged in 2013, has also been shortlisted in the Project on a Limited Budget category.

The exhibition brought together work by Second World War artists with the Diary Room by the contemporary official war artist, Derek Eland.

Councillor Lawrence Williams, portfolio holder for tourism, leisure and culture, said: “It was a truly moving display of words and a huge honour for us to be able to exhibit the personal thoughts of the Afghanistan soldiers.”

The winners will be announced at a London ceremony on May 14.

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10:20am Mon 31 Mar 14

RM says...

Public vote - how? I'd certainly like to vote as I think Russell Cotes is fantastic.
Public vote - how? I'd certainly like to vote as I think Russell Cotes is fantastic. RM
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4:48pm Mon 31 Mar 14

glendower2909 says...

Used to go at least once a month with the kids but not since they started to charge. Not withstanding the free winter admission it should be free all year round to local residents. Always spent money in the cafe so that's revenue they have lost. We pay enough in council tax to warrant free entry IMHO.
Used to go at least once a month with the kids but not since they started to charge. Not withstanding the free winter admission it should be free all year round to local residents. Always spent money in the cafe so that's revenue they have lost. We pay enough in council tax to warrant free entry IMHO. glendower2909
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