Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) announces that their Creative Cabin project has been shortlisted in the 2021 Museum + Heritage Awards 

The annual Museums + Heritage Awards recognise projects of excellence, innovation and ground-breaking initiatives from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.

The 2021 Museum + Heritage Awards placed THG's innovative Creative Cabin in a shortlist of four for the 'Pandemic Pivot Award'.

This year, new categories were specifically designed to recognise excellent responses to the challenges posed by the pandemic and garnered a record number of submissions.

There was a time when I feared we may struggle for entries to the 2021 Museums + Heritage Awards but I couldn’t have been more wrong, explains Anna Preedy, director of the Museums + Heritage Awards.

The work of the museums sector didn’t grind to a halt – quite the reverse, and it is truly inspiring to see what a difference so many of our shortlistees have made to their local communities during the most challenging of times.

The 2021 shortlist was whittled down by a judging panel consisting of: Bernard Donoghue, director of ALVA; Diane Lees, director general of Imperial War Museums; Matthew Tanner, chief executive of the SS Great Britain Trust; Maggie Appleton, chief executive of the Royal Air Force Museum; Sam Mullins, director of London Transport Museum; and Caro Howell, director of the Foundling Museum.

THG is owned and managed by East Devon District Council. Councillor Paul Arnott, leader of East Devon District Council commented, "I am delighted to see that once again the innovative outreach work from THG has been recognised with a well-deserved award nomination."

For the second consecutive year, the Museums + Heritage Awards ceremony will be taking place online, with a live-streamed event set to be hosted on 1st July by journalist, broadcaster and equal pay activist Samira Ahmed.