Volunteer Awards 2018 – Finalists Announced!

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

Against the Odds

Collection VolunteersWhitehouse Cone Museum of Glass and Dudley Museum Service
Mindy KaurWolverhampton Art Gallery
Patrick LoveThe Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire)
Paul MossCompton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Neil RobinsonBirmingham Back to Backs


John BarkerThe Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire)
Curator’s Assistants (Natural Science)Museum Collection Centre
The Arts Society VolunteersHerbert Art Gallery & Museum
Ryan YoungCompton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Museum Champion Individual

Viv AstlingRoyal Birmingham Society of Artists
Roger HowellsShakespeare Birthplace Trust
Mary McHenryNewman Brothers at the Coffin Works
Jack RichardsonLapworth Museum of Geology
Mike TownsendMarket Hall Museum

Museum Champion Team

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


ColLABoratorsBirmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Massington Lineshaft Project TeamWaterworks Museum
Philip Astley Project TeamBrampton Museum and Art Gallery
Presentations and Outreach TeamBritish Motor Museum
Walking WondersCompton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Warmest Welcome

Gate TeamTudor House Museum
Gillian Jones and Jack WilsonSoho House
Janet PalmerShakespeare Birthplace Trust
Shuttle Driver VolunteersCompton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Young People

Julian KielyLapworth Museum of Geology
Liam LaufOak House Museum
Our Warwickshire Young People’s Project – Game On! Market Hall Museum
Joe WelchPen 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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