Events and awards over Easter
If you were in Cardiff you may also have caught the event at the National Museum Wales. Eddie Butler was introducing talks about some of the objects from their collection which are on this site, including the Welshpool Gold Cup and the Trenacatus stone. You can still see some of the highlights from his recent series Wales and the History of the World online.
Or maybe some of you managed to get a ticket for the special event at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery in Coventry just before Easter? I hear that it was a great success. Though that shouldn't be a surprise as three days later the Herbert was the winner of the 2010 Guardian Family Friendly Museum award.
The award is judged by families - sent in undercover. I'm not sure if this means that the families don't tell the museum that they are judges or if each family has to walk around pretending that they don't know each other.
But, whatever the level of secrecy involved, I know my nieces would concur with judge Ruby Jowett, aged five, who points out approvingly that "in every gallery there was a basket with pencils in it." High praise indeed.
- Look for more A History of the World and Relic: Guardians of the Museum events in a few weeks time. There are more events planned for weekend of 14-16 May as part of Museums At Night.