VIDEO: Mansfield Museum wins East Midlands Heritage award for ‘Flash Mob’

Simon Davies, Liz Weston, Jodie Henshaw and Geoff Liptrot from Mansfield Museum hold their certificates for their East Midlands Heritage Award.
Simon Davies, Liz Weston, Jodie Henshaw and Geoff Liptrot from Mansfield Museum hold their certificates for their East Midlands Heritage Award.
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Mansfield Museum has been praised for an innovative exhibition by the East Midlands Heritage Awards.

The museum received Highly Commend in the Award for Innovation for their ‘Flash Mob’ exhibition at the new Made in Mansfield gallery.

The ‘Flash Mob’ was made up of volunteers, over 500 singers, Mansfield Primary Academy and Funky Studios performing arts group.

Jodie Henshaw, the development officer at Mansfield Museum, said everyone involved was ecstatic to win the award.

“The standard of all the other projects was just amazing. So we were really honoured to be selected as one of the best,” she said.

This exhibition formed part of the new gallery which launched in October last year.

The Judges were particularly impressed by exhibition as they had never heard of this approach for a museum opening before.

Celebrations took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre on Tuesday 9 June as the East Midlands Heritage Awards recognised excellence in museums, historic houses and heritage organisations across the region.

Over 200 guests attended the event, which was hosted by BBC Radio Nottingham and East Midlands today presenter John Holmes.

The short-listing panel said that they were impressed with the number of partnerships and community-led initiatives that were entered into the awards.

There were 61 entries from 38 organisations which came from a range of organisations across the East Midlands.