Vote for Museum of the Year

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It’s that time of the year again when the Art Fund announces the ten shortlisted museums which are in the running to win their £100,000 annual prize. Last year you might remember it was won by Ulster Museum.
From this point onward, it is we who have a say in the winner. The judges have visited umpteen museums all across our countries and reduced the number to the following ten. Now we have a say in helping to decide the final outcome. From now until 3rd May we can vote and then a shortlist will be formed which can also vote on. The final winner will be announced in June.
So who are the ten?
In no particular order they are the British Museum and the V&A in London, the Yorkshire Museum, the Roman Baths Museum in Bath, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Polar Museum and the People’s History Museum, the Hertford Museum, the Leighton House Museum and Mostyn. You may not know all of these museums so, over the next month or so we will carry profiles of each which might help you to decide. And then just before voting ends, we will remind you to record your vote.
Why did the judges select these ten?
One of the criteria set for judging is that the selected museum must have won the support of the visitors that go there. You and me. And the voting helps the judges assess that by looking at the number of popular votes each gets.
If you know which you will vote for already then click on www.artfundprize.org.uk. You can also see how the voting is going and by voting you will go into the draw to win an I-Pad. But please remember it is just one vote per person so be sure which museum you want to vote for before you commit yourselves. You can’t change your mind later.

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