Congratulations to our winners!
The Friends of the Falconer Museum invited authors to send in a short essay relating to Hugh Falconer’s life or the museum bearing his name.
We received entries from near and far, from Forres, London, India and the USA. A big THANK YOU to all who participated. It was a pleasure to read your essays. But we only had three prizes to give, and we had to come to a decision.
The winner of the Falconer 150 Essay Competition is
Scott Keir with his essay ‘What to bin and what to keep’: Museums as collective memory.
Congratulations to two highly-commended authors:
Jude Clay with A view from a tea garden. Read Jude’s essay http://falconermuseum.co.uk/jude-clay/ here.
Torben B Ballin with Three different species of humans: An exceptional assemblage from an exceptional museum. Read Torben’s essay http://falconermuseum.co.uk/torben-b-ballin/ here.
All three winning essays are included in the anthology Science and Imagination: True Stories from the Falconer Museum, out now!
The book can easily be ordered at your bookshop or online.