Titanic Belfast is a Long Listed Nominee for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015
The European Museum Forum released their nominees for the annual European Museum of the Year Award and it’s with great excitement that we find Titanic Belfast is one of the long-listed nominees!
Event has been involved with Titanic Belfast since 2009, initially producing a Masterplan for the Titanic Quarter, and staying with the project through to its completion in 2012.
Titanic Belfast celebrates the city’s shipbuilding and industrial heritage, placing the story of the Titanic at its heart. Original drawings and records for the Titanic still exist, and contemporary technology brings this archival material to life through nine episodic galleries – from Boomtown Belfast, through to Titanic’s genesis, demise and rediscovery.
Already this year, Titanic has received several impressive accolades – winning the 2014 THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Winstan Bond Trophy and the Best Permanent Exhibition at the 2014 Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence. If the public is the ultimate arbiter of opinion, Titanic can there too be awarded due praise, as they hit 1 million visitors within a year of opening, with 72% of visitors traveling from outside of Northern Ireland.
Founded in 1977, the European Museum of the Year Award aims to recognise excellence in the European museum scene and encourage innovative processes in the museum world.