Robert Logan was a former Chairman of BAFM who while in office was killed in a climbing accident. He was particularly interested in promoting and encouraging young people in The Heritage Sector and it was with these ideals in mind that this award was set up.

The Robert Logan Award

In Memory of Robert Logan – BAFM Chairman 1994-1998 – £500 Prize Money.
This Award is open to candidates under 30 years of age working in The Heritage Sector. Applicants should be engaged on a project which fulfils the following criteria;
–  made an outstanding contribution to your Museum or Institute
–  improved the Museum experience
–  attracted a wider audience

This award is given every two years – the last was in 2019.

An outline of your project of not more than 200 words, (which must have started AFTER August) can be one that you are currently working on, or have just completed. It should be sent to the administrator by 1st May. A full submission of approx. 1,500 words, should be with the administrator by 1st August.
The Award and prize of £500 are presented at the Annual BAFM  Conference. The winner, who will be the guest of BAFM, will then have the opportunity to present her/his project to the delegates, speakers and museum professionals from all over the UK.

Further details, including an entry form, are available here, or from the Administrator.

PDF – Robert Logan Award Entry Form 2019

WORD – Robert Logan Award Entry Form 2019

Anne Stobo
BAFM Awards Administrator

Winner of the 2019 Award

The judges are pleased to announce that Holiday Donaldson has been chosen as this year’s award winner, with her Project “Family Mission D Day Edition”. She is a Producer in the Public Engagement and Learning Team at Imperial War Museums. Holiday presented her submission to the BAFM National Conference in Reading on Saturday 12th October 2019 and received her prize from Dame Rosemary Butler, President of BAFM.


Winner of the 2017 Award

There was a very strong and diverse field for this year’s award and the Judges were delighted with the entries. They are pleased to announce that Fiona Greer, Curator of Art at The Scottish Maritime Museum has been chosen as the award winner. Her submission was “Enriching the Imagery of Scotland’s Maritime Heritage.
Fiona presented her submission to the BAFM Conference in London on Saturday 30th September 2017 and received her prize from Dame Rosemary Butler, President of BAFM 

2017 winner Fiona Greer


In 2015 BAFM Robert Logan Award was awarded to Jasmine Farram of Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery. Jasmine’s project gave local teens the opportunity to take part in part in ‘selfie’ workshops run by Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery as part of an outreach opportunity to secondary schools in the borough. The Six, one-day events were inspired by the 18th century Camden family portraits at the museum and were led by award-winning international photographer Andrew Bruce. Jasmine’s fascinating and creative project did a great deal to engage an encourage teenagers to think about art, culture and museums. A very worthy winner of this prestigious biennial award.


2017 winner Jasmine Farram with BAFM President Rosemary Butler and Chairman Bernard Rostron


In 2013 the Robert Logan Award was awarded to Laura Hadland from the Leicester Arts and Museums Service, for her exhibition covering the excavation and identification of the remains of Richard III.

Laura Hadland

2013 winner Laura Hadland

In 1999 the first Robert Logan Award was awarded to Alicia Gurney, assistant curator at Henley’s River and Rowing Museum, for her work in establishing links with schools and youth groups and by talking to young people and introducing them to museums in a way that was relevant to them.

BAFM Robert Logan Award 2019 Winner Holiday Donaldson

2019 winner Holiday Donaldson