BSHS Great Exhibitions 2019 Prizewinners

We’re delighted to announce the results of the most recent iteration of the BSHS Great Exhibitions Prize.

The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology took home the prize in the ‘Large’ category for its FOLK: From Racial Types to DNA exhibition. BSHS judges praised the museum’s exploration of the history of scientific attitudes towards race and the legacy those attitudes have today.

SS Great Britain’s Being Brunel, in Bristol, was commended in the same category.

In the ‘Small’ category, Royal Holloway, University of London came top for its 200 Years of Being Digital. Judges said the exhibition shone in portraying the overlooked contribution of women to the field and caught the audiences’ imaginations with its display of 3D prints, animations and a live steam engine.

The Royal College of Physicians of London was commended for its ‘This Vexed Question’: 500 Years of Women and Medicine.

The prizes were awarded from a wide selection of international nominations. It was a wonderful experience for the OEC to get an insight into the state of the field, and the jury deliberation was a very thought-provoking process. We look very much forward to the next round of the prize in 2020.

Please support the winners and the prize by offering congratulations and spreading the word on Twitter @BSHSOutreach.

Liz Haines – Chair, BSHS Outreach and Engagement Committee