‘Museum of the Year’ hunt begins

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Narberth Museum

Yesterday the Art Fund announced the ten museums that are in contention for this year’s £100,000 award. As has been the case in the past, the choice contains the small and the large, the well-known and the less so.
The ten are:
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead
Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury
Dulwich Picture Gallery in south east London
The Hepworth in Wakefield
The Horniman and Gardens in Forest Gate, south London,
Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge
Narberth Museum in Pembrokeshire
Preston Park Museum in Stockton-on-Tees
William Morris Gallery in north London


As seems to be the usual, all of the organisations concerned are either new or have had considerable refurbishments or additions in the last couple of years. You could say that these museums have bitten the bullet and improved their appeal to us visitors by upgrading their facilities. But you could also say that it is those that cannot afford to upgrade that are most in need of this prize.

The winners will be announced on June 4th

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