Wessex Museums is thrilled to announce that its Engagement Lead, Dr Anjana Khatwa, was a winner in the prestigious National Diversity Awards 2020.
At an award ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday17 September, Dr Khatwa was presented with the award for Positive Role Model in Race, Faith and Religion.
The awards celebrate the achievements of grass-root communities, including charities, role models and local heroes. It’s an opportunity to showcase their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion.
Dr Khatwa is Vice Chair of the Dorset Race Equality Council, and has an international reputation as an expert on Earth Science and World Heritage education. She has published numerous papers on glacial geology, developed award winning teaching resources and won the Royal Geographical Society Geographical Award for Excellence in educating the public about the Jurassic Coast. Dr Khatwa appeared on BBC Four’s ‘Beach Live’, as the show’s resident geologist expert, engaging audiences with her insight and knowledge about geology and fossils.
Wessex Museums is the partnership of Dorset, Poole, Salisbury and Wiltshire Museums. Kristina Broughton, Wessex Museums Partnership Manager, said: “We are hugely proud of Anjana’s achievement, in recognition of her contribution to underserved communities and to the heritage sector. We offer our warmest congratulations, it is so very well deserved.”
Dr Khatwa is one of the leading voices in the cultural and natural heritage sector, advocating and championing for change for underserved audiences. She has fought personal and professional adversity in her life to become
a strong voice and leader in the sector.