THE ROBERT LOGAN AWARD

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 2017 and the next will be in 2019. An outline of your project will need to be approximately 200 words (which must have started AFTER the previous year’s August), and can be one that you are currently working on, or have just completed. This would need to be sent to the Administrator by May of the award year.  A full submission of approximately 1,500 words should then be with the Administrator by August of the award year.

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

Further details are available from:
Anne Stobo,
BAFM Awards Administrator
21 Albany Hill
Tunbridge Wells
TN23RX
Tel 01892548763
annestobo@yahoo.co.uk

PREVIOUS WINNERS

The first Robert Logan Award was awarded in 1999 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.

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

Winner of the 2015 BAFM Robert Logan Award was 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.

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2015 winner Jasmine Farram, pictured with Award Administrator Anne Stobo and BAFM Chairman Bernard Rostron