And the man who wanted to re-write the rules on museums was quick to praise the award. Yes, Nelson McCausland, who wanted creationists exhibits and more on Ulster Scots said a big well-done.
With Richard Dawkins, scientist, author and arch-defender of evolution in town filming for a TV programme, the museum could have topped it all off with a debate: Nelson meets Richard: Who gets the last word?
We suspect that the museum wouldn’t want its excellent reputation ruined...but whether it was the geneticist or the politician who would take the blame remains a matter depending on much cogitation and rumination amongst the political classes. Well they have to have something to do now they’ve got a few weeks holidays!