Posts Tagged ‘ Art Fund Prize ’

British Museum Wins

Jun 17th, 2011 | By

Last night the British Museum won the Art Fund Prize of £100,000.
You will remember that there were three finalists apart from the BM; the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Polar Research Museum and the Roman Baths in Bath.

Final Four for the Art Fund Prize

May 20th, 2011 | By

Yesterday the judges announced which would be the final four museums left in the competition to win this year’s £100,000 prize.
They are the British Museum in London, the Polar Exploration Museum in Cambridge, the Roman Baths in Bath and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway. Rather than these museums being selected for being just what they are, they have gone through to the next round because they have created something which, in the view of the judges, is exceptional.

Love Your Museum Weekend 2011

Apr 27th, 2011 | By

Hot on the heels of the Easter weekend offerings comes another bank holiday weekend full of events. One linked set stands out. Readers will know that ten museums are competing against each other for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize. This coming weekend, is an event called Love Your museum where all ten will throw open their doors with the deliberate intention of persuading you to vote for them. Most will have additional and free events to “help” persuade you. To remind you of the ten.

Vote for Museum of the Year

Mar 8th, 2011 | By

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.

Ulster Wins

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By

The Ulster Museum in Belfast has been announced as the winner of the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for 2010. You might remember from previous CD-Traveller stories that the Ulster has been in the lead position as voted for by you for the last few weeks. The judges picked the winner although the public voted by a small margin for for the Ashmolean in Oxford over the Ulster. But through the weeks of voting it had been the Ulster in the lead.
The voting for the award raises a few issues. If it is open to a vote by the public, should the winner of the public vote be overturned by the judges?

Only a Few Days Left to Vote

Jun 15th, 2010 | By

If you haven’t voted for the Art Fund Prize yet then you have only until the 18th of June to do so. You can vote at for one of the final four contenders. The prize, £100,000, will be awarded by the judges after the closing date and your vote will help to influence them. The 30th of June will be the date that the winner will be announced and we’ll let you know as soon as we can which is the lucky museum.

Your Favourite Museum

May 25th, 2010 | By

What do you consider when you decide which is your favourite museum? Ease of access? The ability to see the exhibitions clearly? To be able to interact with the exhibits? The friendliness of the staff? You can get to it easily? It’s open when you are able to go? It appeals to something that you’re fascinated with? The architecture attracts? It’s local to your community? Or maybe it has a good cafe and because you drop by for a coffee you spend some time looking at what is has. Is it one painting/exhibit that draws you back time-after-time? Could it boil down to the fact that there is more to see than at other places?
In truth, there can be any number of reasons as to what “favourite” means. Does it matter? It does when the Art Fund Prize worth £100,000 is at stake.