Mr Hardman's Studio Wins Museum Interpretation Award

By Graham Spicer | 05 December 2006
black and white photo of a man in a brimmed hat and glasses operating an old camera

Edward Chambré Hardman, Liverpool’s leading portrait photographer of the mid 20th century. © The National Trust

A historic Liverpool photographer’s home has won an award for museum interpretation.

The Interpret Britain And Ireland Award was presented to the National Trust run [Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio at 59 Rodney Street by TV personality Loyd Grossman, recognising the outstanding way the venue informs and involved the public.

Mr Hardman’s House scored highly against a range of criteria including imagination and innovation, good interpretive planning and a clear commitment to accessibility, training and maintenance.

The judge’s citation said that the house “made for an enjoyable and atmospheric visit”, and “brought the Hardmans to life”.

Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio was the former home and studio of Edward Chambré Hardman (1948-1988), Liverpool’s leading portrait photographer of the mid 20th century.

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