The annual Heritage Awards, were last night announced by the Minister for Heritage, John Castrilli MLA, at a ceremony at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.
“Once again our outstanding museums, heritage sites, and community organisations are honored and recongnised for their important role” said Jane King, Executive Officer of Museums Australia WA.
Museums Australia was particularly pleased to see many of our members featured heavily in the finalists and winners.
We were delighted that the award for outstanding contribution by a heritage professional was awarded to Dr Brian Shepherd, who has been the driving force in educating future professionals in our sector, being the founder of the Certificate in Museum Studies course at Edith Cowan University and also for his many years working with the Museum of Childhood, and of course his extensive continuing work in interpretation.
Fremantle Prison were also doubly awarded with both Outstanding Contribution by a Public/Private Organisation and Outstanding Heritage Tourism Product, a new award this year.
For Outstanding Interpretation Project, the FESA Education and Heritage Centre were highly commended.
For these and all the nominees, finalists and award winners, our heartfelt congratulations.
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