Hull gallery wins tourism accolade


Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The curator of a Hull gallery has expressed her delight after the attraction won a top tourism award.

Ferens Art Gallery in Queen Victoria Square has received a Best Told Story award from VisitEngland following a visit by experts from the tourism organisation in November last year.

Curator Kirsten Simister said staff were “extremely proud” to have been recognised both for the gallery’s permanent collection and two temporary exhibitions.

She said the accolade gave another boost to the city as it builds up to being UK City of Culture in 2017 and reinforced the gallery’s reputation as a “great facility” for residents and visitors.

The report by VisitEngland said that the way artwork was presented in the gallery was “excellent throughout” and that temporary exhibitions Curious Beasts and When War Hit Home were both deserving of high praise.

Only 12 attractions in England received the award designed to recognise “high standard of interpretation” as part of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. Others featuring on the list included the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, the Museum of London and Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.

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Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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