13th July 2015
Discover Heritage Awards – ATS Shortlisted for Museum and Historic Properties
ATS and English Heritage are delighted to learn that we have been nominated for the Association for Heritage Interpretation’s 2015 Discover Heritage Awards. Our work on the new multimedia guide at Eltham Palace (London) has been shortlisted in the Museum and Historic Properties/Sites category along with two other projects.
Eltham is a magical property. Not only was it the childhood home of Henry VIII – complete with Tudor hall and moat – in later life it was home to the wealthy Courtauld family who transformed it into one of the finest art deco interiors in the country. At times it feels just like you’re stepping back into the 1930s.
After a £1.7 million re-interpretation project Eltham Palace reopened on 3 April 2015 with five new rooms for visitors to enjoy and a new multimedia guide, provided by ATS Heritage.
We now have to wait and see what the judges think of the work we’ve completed at Eltham and to find out who the eventual winner is, but it’s exciting to be nominated.
What’s great about the AHI Discover Heritage Awards is that they don’t just target the large, expensive projects – all types of heritage interpretation can enter, from a leaflet to a million-pound visitor centre. And to get shortlisted alongside all the other great interpretation out there is an honour.
The winners will be announced in October. We’ll let you know if we win!