Winner 2005
ss Great Britain
  www.ssgreatbritain.org
 
Doutora Teresa Gouveia, member of the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, speaking at the event.
Doutora Teresa Gouveia, member of the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, speaking at the event.
 
Trustees and staff of ss Great Britain react to the announcement of their win.
Trustees and staff of ss Great Britain react to the announcement of their win.

Presentation Photographs by Janie Airey

 
The fourth Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries was won by Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Bristol
 

Robert Winston, Chairman of the Gulbenkian judges, who made the winning announcement at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects, said,

“Each of our four short-listed museums and galleries could have been a deserving winner but ss Great Britain got our unanimous vote for being outstanding at every level. It combines a truly groundbreaking piece of conservation, remarkable engineering and fascinating social history plus a visually stunning ship above and below the water line. Most importantly, the ss Great Britain is accessible and highly engaging for people of all ages.”

Reporting on reactions to their win, Matthew Tanner, Director of ss Great Britain, said,

“Winning the Gulbenkian prize has been the most enormous boost for the trust. Not only have staff and volunteers been highly motivated and rewarded by the accolade, but they are excited by the strong public response too. It seems to have engendered a really positive mind-set among staff and visitors alike, and this can only help sustain the ship and museum in the long term.”

 
Roger Smedley, Chairman of ss Great Britain, receives the Gulbenkian bowl from Lady Cobham. Matthew Tanner, Director of ss Great Britain behind.  

Press release

Short List 2006

Long List 2006

Judges 2006

Winner 2005

Winner 2004

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Roger Smedley, Chairman of ss Great Britain, receives the Gulbenkian bowl from Lady Cobham. Matthew Tanner, Director of ss Great Britain behind.  
 
L to R:  Lady Cobham, Roger Smedley, Matthew Tanner, Lord Winston.
L to R: Lady Cobham, Roger Smedley, Matthew Tanner, Lord Winston.
 
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