Colleagues overjoyed after digital media award win

The group picture shows Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB CBE KStJ ADC (top right) , John Rawlinson Director of Visitor Experience (second in from top left), Fiona Poustie Campaign Director at HMS Warrior 1860 (top middle) , Matthew Sheldon Head of the Curatorial Department at National Museum of the Royal Navy (bottom right), Andrew Baines Head of Historic Ships at The National Museum of the Royal Navy (top left), Molly Wilson, Customer Care & Retail Manager at National Museum of Royal Navy(bottom left).


·         National Museum of the Royal Navy colleagues celebrate after scooping award at annual ceremony for digital work

·         Ceremony organised by the Maritime Foundation and took place on November 12th at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is celebrating after winning the First Sea Lord’s Digital Media award at last night’s (Thursday 12th November) Maritime Media Awards.

The annual awards, run by the Maritime Foundation, recognises the very best work which deepens public understanding of Britain’s dependence on the sea and maritime matters.


Matthew Sheldon, Executive Director of Heritage accepted the award ‘for the comprehensive way naval history and heritage is presented through the family of naval museums and for the imaginative use of digital media in attracting attention to the contribution of the Royal Navy to the nation’.

Special mention was made for the launch of HMS M.33, the sole RN survivor from the ill-fated First World War Gallipoli Campaign. The NMRN and Hampshire County Council worked as partners to develop the £2.4m project to conserve, restore and interpret HMS M.33. With a grant of £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the ship was opened to national fanfare for the first time in August 2015.


Matthew added: “We're delighted that the team's work to use digital media to bring the Museum's work to new audiences has been recognised. It is particularly satisfying that it was the First Sea Lord's Award we received - at an event honouring media coverage of contemporary maritime and naval issues - as it shows the importance of using the Navy's history to make links between past, present and future.” 



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