York Museums Trust’s #CuratorBattle shortlisted in the ‘Being Social’ category at this years’ Digital Culture Awards
DATE: 20 December 2021
York Museums Trust’s project #CuratorBattle has been shortlisted in the ‘Being Social’ category at this years’ Digital Culture Awards, brought to you by Art Council England and the Digital Culture Network.
The winner will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony which will take place on 20 January 2022.
#CuratorBattle was created in March 2020 as one of the ways to share the Trust’s collections and stories while closed because of the pandemic. It was a weekly event that ran for 19 weeks where the Yorkshire Museum challenged cultural organisations to share objects under a theme on Twitter, creating playful, interactive threads of objects for audiences to engage with and enjoy.
Since Summer 2020, York Museums Trust has brought back #CuratorBattle for special campaigns such as #SauciestObject to mark Valentine’s Day and #BestPartyObject in partnership with BBC Arts to celebrate #MuseumPassion. This week the battles are back for a seasonal celebration with the theme #FestiveFinds.
Read about the impact it had here.
The recognition is the latest success for the battles, having previously won Best Performance During COVID in the PRCA’s national Just Marketing Awards at the start of the year and being named a finalist in this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Awards.