A Somalian exhibition at a Haringey museum has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Aspects of Somali Culture exhibition at Tottenham's Bruce Castle Museum is one of six projects on a limited budget in the running for the Museums and Heritage Excellence Award.

Co-ordinated by an English class for Somali women at Tottenham's Broadwater Farm Children's Centre, the group of eight presented photographs, artefacts and food alongside discussions on their history at the eight-week exhibition which began in February 2007.

Bridget MacKernan, education officer at Bruce Castle Museum, said: "Working with community groups is always rewarding. I am particularly delighted that Bruce Castle Museum has been shortlisted for this heritage award, since this was our first opportunity to work with the Somali community."

The project, which cost just £1,500 to run, was attended by more than 50 people. Open to museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions, the limited budget awards category considers the cost-effectiveness of a project and use of creativity to overcome funding issues.

Haringey Councillor Dhiren Basu, cabinet member for leisure, culture and lifelong learning, said: "This was a great example of the council working with people on living history, and contributing to community cohesion at the same time."

Councillor David Winskill, Liberal Democrat spokesman for leisure, culture and lifelong learning congratulated the staff at Bruce Castle Museum for their hard work.

He added: "They achieve a lot on an extremely tight budget and I hope Haringey Labour tries to push the museum service higher up its priority list."

The winner will be announced during the annual Museum and Heritage Show at Earls Court on May 7.