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The Museums Change Lives Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding practice by UK museums delivering social impact, promoting the best examples of work by museums and individuals that support communities and engage with contemporary issues. The 2023 awards were presented in a ceremony at Conference 2023: The Power of Museums, 7-9 November at The Glasshouse, Gateshead.

2023 winners included a project uncovered the story of South Asian sailors in Scotland by Glasgow Museums, Bangladesh Association Glasgow, and Our Shared Cultural Heritage; a project working with vulnerable young people in Galloway to enable them to sample opportunities in heritage construction skills; a project engaging with underrepresented communities by the Wilberforce House Museum in Hull; and a ‘radical changemaker award’ for Zeynep Kussan of the London Transport Museum for the exhibition ‘Harry Kane: I want to play football’, which embodies the Museums Change Lives theme of enhancing health and wellbeing.

Read more about the award winners and shortlisted projects here