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Unsung hero award for Robert Burns Birthplace Museum volunteer

11 July 2012

Unsung hero award for Robert Burns Birthplace Museum volunteer

A volunteer at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has become one of only ten people in the UK to receive an Art Fund Unsung Hero prize.

A volunteer at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has become one of only ten people in the UK to receive the Art Fund's Unsung Hero prize, which is granted to individuals who have made a 'truly memorable contribution' to a museum or gallery. Tricia Candlish, who has been volunteering at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum since 2011, was selected for her 'tireless contributions and creativity' across a number of roles, including giving guided tours and painting murals.

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of The Museum Prize Trust said: 'In this, the tenth year of the Prize for Museums and Galleries, the Trustees felt it was a timely moment to look at the wonderful achievements of individuals whose tireless commitment makes museums so special, in addition to celebrating the excellent achievements of the institutions themselves.

'Choosing ten heroes from the nominations was unfathomably difficult, given the sheer volume of inspiring, surprising and delightful stories that we read. After much lively discussion we were able to settle on this list of ten brilliantly stalwart personalities who between them represent the rank-and-file of museum professionals and volunteers, without whom the cultural and heritage life of this country would simply cease to function.'

Nat Edwards, Director at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, said: 'Tricia really deserves this award. Her work for the museum is critical in helping us make a visit to the museum the amazing experience that we know it us. But she’s not alone, every member of our team of staff and volunteers is working hard to make a visit to Alloway the best experience it can be and help everyone take home affection for the place that inspired Burns, as well as a better understanding of the man and his work.'

To find out more about the museum, visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum website.

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