It's been an exciting time for us here at National Museums Liverpool as we have been happily weighed down with yet another award!
The John Moores Painting Prize has beaten the rest in its field to be named Merseyside's Tourism Event of the Year. The John Moores 2010 exhibition, which ran at the Walker Art Gallery from September to January, was the most successful ever in terms of visitor numbers.
Last Thursday the exhibition scooped the top prize at the Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards at the BT Convention Centre. It beat strong competition from the Grand National Festival, Mersey Ferries Manchester Ship Canal Cruise and Mersey Tunnel Tours.
National Museums Liverpool was also shortlisted for Large Visitor Attraction (Merseyside Maritime Museum), Business Tourism (Merseyside Maritime Museum), Retail (World Museum shop) and Excellence in Customer Service (Cliff Bowden, Lady Lever Art Gallery).
As the official Tourist Board for the Liverpool City Region, The Mersey Partnership (TMP) organises the Tourism Awards to recognise and reward excellence across the Visitor Economy sector.
The Awards Ceremony has become an annual showcase for the best of the City Region's destination offer. The John Moores will now join ten other category winners to represent the region at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. Good luck to Angela Samata (pictured), who is the John Moores Project Manager.