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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Wednesday 18th July 2018

West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce the finalists for the third West Midlands Volunteer Awards.

Against the Odds

Collection Volunteers, Whitehouse Cone Museum of Glass and Dudley Museum Service
Mindy Kaur, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Patrick Love, The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire)
Paul Moss, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Neil Robinson, Birmingham Back to Backs


John Barker, The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire)
Curator’s Assistants (Natural Science), Museum Collections Centre
The Arts Society Volunteers, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Ryan Young, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Museum Champion Individual

Viv Astling, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
In the memory of Roger Howells, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Mary McHenry, Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works
Jack Richardson, Lapworth Museum of Geology
Mike Townsend, Market Hall Museum

Museum Champion Team

Birmingham Places Where People Live Volunteering Team, Birmingham Back to Backs
Birthplace Volunteer Team, The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Coffin Works’ Volunteer Team, Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works
Forest School Volunteers, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Friends of the Potteries Museums and Art Gallery, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 


ColLABorators, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Massington Lineshaft Project Team, Waterworks Museum
Philip Astley Project Team, Brampton Museum and Art Gallery
Presentations and Outreach Team, British Motor Museum
Walking Wonders, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Warmest Welcome

Gate Team, Tudor House Museum
Gillian Jones and Jack Wilson, Soho House
Janet Palmer, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Shuttle Driver Volunteers, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Young People

Julian Kiely, Lapworth Museum of Geology
Liam Lauf, Oak House Museum
Our Warwickshire Young People’s Project – Game On! Market Hall Museum
Joe Welch, Pen Museum

Thank you to all those who entered the awards and congratulations to all our finalists.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 6 September at a twilight ceremony at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

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