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Art installation scoops national award for Blickling Estate

L-R , Emma Slocombe, lead curator, Fiona Hall, visitor experience consultant for the East of England, Jo Bosch, visitor experience manager at Blickling Estate, and John Orna-Ornstein, director of culture and engagement. Picture: supplied by Jo Bosch

L-R , Emma Slocombe, lead curator, Fiona Hall, visitor experience consultant for the East of England, Jo Bosch, visitor experience manager at Blickling Estate, and John Orna-Ornstein, director of culture and engagement. Picture: supplied by Jo Bosch

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The Blickling Estate team scooped a national award for its creative art installation, the Word Defiant!

The Word Defiant! art exhibition at Blickling Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe Word Defiant! art exhibition at Blickling Hall. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The National Trust Experience Awards 2018 celebrate excellence and innovation in projects and programmes, both indoors and outdoors.

Blickling won the programming through creativity award, thanks to the installation which was inspired by books.

Jo Bosch, visitor experience manager at Blickling Estate, said: “The Word Defiant! at Blickling was such a positive journey for us last year. Working with artists Les Enfants Terribles, the seven installations boldly raised awareness of the international significance of our book collection, encouraged debate about the importance of the written word, and gained support for the multi-million pound library conservation building project.”

The winners were chosen by a panel of judges led by John Orna-Ornstein, director of culture and engagement, Tarnya Cooper, curatorial and collections director, Tony Berry, visitor experience director and Jess Monaghan, head of experiences and programming.

The Word Defiant! art exhibition at Blickling Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYThe Word Defiant! art exhibition at Blickling Hall. Picture: ANTONY KELLY


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