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The Fruitmarket Gallery long listed for Clore Award for museum learning.

The Fruitmarket Gallery is delighted to announce that the education project Air Iomlaid has been long listed for the inaugural £10,000 Clore Award for Museum Learning.

Ten museums across the UK have been long listed for the award, which is aimed at championing excellence in museum learning and is run in parallel with the Art Fund Prize, the UK’s largest arts prize celebrating excellence and innovation in museums and galleries across the UK.

Air lomlaid, the ambitious artist-led exhibition / education project involving children from Skye and Edinburgh exploring their language, culture and environment and sharing their experience and inspiring schools throughout Scotland.

This project culminated in a hugely popular exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in April 2010, which attracted over 15,000 people in its four-week run, and was subsequently shown in Skye and Inverness.

The award recognises quality, impact and innovation in using museums and galleries for learning activities and initiatives.

The Clore long list is selected by an expert judging panel, co-chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE, Chairman of the Clore Duffield Foundation and Sally Bacon, Executive Director. They are joined by Cerrie Burnell, presenter on BBC CBeebies, Gerard Kelly, Editor of the Times Education Supplement, and Mark Taylor, Director of the Museums Association.

The short lists for the Clore Award was announced on 19 May and the winner will be announced on 15 June.

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