BAFM launched its exciting new biennial travel award in 2016.

Thanks to the most generous support of an anonymous donor there was one award totalling up to £2,000 in each of 2016 and 2018 and there will be another in 2020.

The 2016 Award was won by Daniel Jessop of Littleborough, and the 2018 Award was won by Abigail Flack.

Applications next year will be invited for 2020, from committed volunteers of any age (who devote many hours supporting a museum or gallery), or young professionals who are starting their careers in the museum world.

Funded travel could be within the UK or abroad and winners will spend time at their chosen destination working behind the scenes in order to extend their experience and make contacts for the future. Alternatively the travel could be in the form of a short duration internship or the chance to work alongside a respected specialist.

For general information contact Kate Kuhn

2018 Award Winner

BAFM is pleased to announce that the winner of this Award was Abigael Flack with her Project entitled “Multaka Oxford meets Multaka Berlin”.  There were various Projects entered for the Award which the judges found both interesting and innovative. Abigael  however came top of this group of entrants. She attended the BAFM Conference as our guest at The Laing Art Gallery Newcastle on Saturday 13th October 2018, where she received her Award and collected a cheque in order to further her studies in her chosen of field of study.

Read Abigael Flack’s full report on her Project “Multaka Oxford meets Multaka Berlin”

2016 Award Winner

Congratulations to Daniel Jessop of Littleborough who won the BAFM Travel Award in 2016.

Daniel’s entry entitled “A Comparative Study of Friends, Volunteers, Members and Fellows in Tormorden, London and Barcelona in Museums, Institutions and Public Spaces” was the outright winner. He was the guest of BAFM at their National Conference on the 1st of October 2016, at Ironbridge Gorge Museum, where he received his award.

There was a full report of Daniel’s Project in the Summer 2017 edition of the BAFM Journal. 

Many thanks are extended to all those who took part and BAFM wishes you well in your projects now and in the future.