We’ve been shortlisted!

Represent has been shortlisted for the Association of Heritage Interpretation 2021 Engaging People Awards.

The project has been shortlisted in the Untold Stories category, alongside projects by the British Museum, Museum of London and The United Synagogue. The awards celebrate the best heritage, nature, culture and science experiences in Britain and Ireland.

The Association for Heritage Interpretation is a key forum for anyone interested in interpretation – the art of helping people explore and appreciate our world. It aims to promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation and to gain wider recognition of interpretation as a professional activity.

AHI will showcase the shortlisted entries and announce the winners during their virtual conference: Engage: Creating Heritage Interpretation for the Future on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th November 2021.

What is Represent?

Represent is the first collaborative project between Ignite YorkshireIVEGeraldine Connor Foundation, and Heritage Corner, hosted by Leeds Industrial Museum. Fifteen young people aged 16-24 were commissioned to spend four days developing interpretations of the industrial heritage of Leeds and its links to Britain’s colonial connections and Black history. Participants undertook a creative training programme to produce innovative ideas for uncovering the city’s industrial past and links to colonialism, and ways to engage future audiences with this heritage.

You can find out more about the project in our Represent round up.

Thank you to all the young people, partners and practitioners who made Represent such a brilliant project!

Represent was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Youth Accelerator Fund.