Posts Tagged ‘ Art Fund ’

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020

Oct 14th, 2020 | By

The annual prize has been a muted affair this year with probably very few people even aware that it was still running.

St Fagans wins

Jul 4th, 2019 | By

The winner of the £100,000 Art Fund prize is St Fagans, one of the constituent parts of the National Museum of Wales.

It’s the museum everyone would dream of having on their doorstep

Jul 7th, 2017 | By
back of Hepworth

With those words, the winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 was announced to be The Hepworth Wakefield.

The Armada portrait

May 31st, 2016 | By

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Museum of the year

Apr 27th, 2015 | By
In remembrance poppies at the Tower of London

It’s that time of the year again. The time when the Art Fund announces the shortlist that go forward to be named Museum of the Year and pick up the £100,000 first prize.

Supporting the Wedgwood Collection

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Wedgwood plate

One of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of 250 years of British art is under threat of being separated and sold off. To retain it as one collection and to keep it where it is the Art Fund is trying to raise the final £2.74m of the £15.75m fundraising target by 30 November.

‘Museum of the Year’ hunt begins

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

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

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.

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.