"Extraordinarily impressive" Museum of Cardiff wins national recognition
The Museum of Cardiff has won national recognition at the ‘Museums Change Lives’ Awards held recently at the Museum’s Association conference in Brighton. 

Nominated for a Best Small Museum award, the museum’s dementia-friendly programme was described by Conference Convenor, Subhadra Das, as: “extraordinarily impressive” and judge, Rachel Cockett, described it as “an open, community driven place.”

Museum Manager, Victoria Rogers, was also recognised at the ceremony, winning a ‘Radical Changemaker’ award, with the judges praising her for “putting social impact at the core of everything she does” and the steps she has taken to make the museum a dementia-friendly service, change the museum’s visitor profile by engaging more diverse audiences and work the work she has done with people in the local area to explore challenging aspects of the city’s history.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “This is fantastic national recognition for the important work being done at Museum of Cardiff to capture the stories of our city and share them with our diverse communities.

“The team are passionate about their work and with these awards, and 100% of visitors saying they would recommend visiting the museum, that passion is clearly paying dividends.”

Speaking after the awards, Victoria Rogers said: “I’m thrilled at the praise our Museum has received at the awards.

“Cardiff has a rich and fascinating history, and I like to think that the recognition we’ve had with these awards means we’re already succeeding in making that history accessible to the whole Cardiff community – and I know everyone at the Museum is looking forward to building on that work in the future.”

The museum launched a campaign earlier this year to raise £500,000 with the aim of creating an endowment that will enable them to take their collection around the city, into the heart of communities.

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