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Clore Award for Museum Learning winners announced

Pitt Rivers Museum - Clore award winner 2011

The Clore Award judges were so impressed by the outstanding quality of the finalists that they have awarded – for the inaugural year only – double the prize money to joint winners: the South London Gallery and a consortium of the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

This is an extraordinary outcome that reflects the incredibly high standard of the short listed entries and the Clore Duffield Foundation’s intention to celebrate diverse, high-quality, and high-impact learning initiatives, particularly for children and young people, and the immense generosity of the Clore Duffield Foundation. The South London Gallery and the Oxford consortium have each have won £10,000 – bringing the total of the prize money to £20,000, instead of the planned £10,000 single award.

The Clore Award for Museum Learning is a new award that recognises and celebrates quality, impact and innovation in using museums and galleries for learning activities and initiatives. The award is judged by a separate panel co-chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE, Chairman of the Clore Duffield Foundation and Sally Bacon, the Foundation’s Director. They were joined by Cerrie Burnell, presenter on CBeebies, the BBC’s TV channel for under 6s; Gerard Kelly, Editor of The Times Educational Supplement; and Mark Taylor, Director of the Museums Association.