THG scoops award for excellence in gallery education

Published on: 
29 January 2021

Anna Aroussi, our Gallery Engagement Officer, has been awarded the prestigious Marsh Award for dedication and excellence in Gallery Education.

The tenth annual Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education celebrated the hard work and dedication of colleagues working within the sector of gallery, museum, and visual arts education. The Awards are funded by the Marsh Christian Trust and run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, whose mission is to give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

This year’s awards were special as Engage acknowledged that 2020 has been a difficult year for those working in the arts. Nominations were welcomed from colleagues for their co-workers in galleries and visual arts organisations, including those who were furloughed or had stopped working during the coronavirus pandemic. The winners were celebrated at an online ceremony on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Jane Sillis Director of Engage, said: “This round of the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education celebrates colleagues who have delivered exceptional gallery and visual arts education practice in the UK and beyond. Many of the winners have responded to the extraordinary challenges presented by the pandemic in the most creative ways. Engage is very grateful for the support of the Marsh Christian Trust for these important awards.”

Ruth Gooding, THG Curator said, “It is Anna’s adaptability, positivity and drive to support communities in need to help them enjoy the benefits of art and culture that has made this project possible."

Anna intends to use her prize money for training opportunities such as the Extend Leadership Programme with Engage, a digital skills course, and diversity and inclusivity training for galleries and outdoor space.

Watch Anna's video