Friday, 8 April 2011

The Art Fund Prize 2011 for museums and galleries

Here are the ten museums running for £100,000 Art Fund Prize 2011. See the whole report on the Art Fund Prize website. 
  • British Museum, London, A History of the World 
  • Hertford Museum, Hertfordshire, Hertford Museum's Development 
  • Leighton House, London, Closer To Home: The Restoration and Reopening of Leighton House 
  • Museum
  • Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, Refurbishment and extension of Mostyn gallery
  • People's History Museum, Manchester, The new People's History Museum 2010
  • Polar Museum, University of Cambridge, Promoting Britain's Polar Heritage
  • The new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Scotland
  • Roman Baths Museum, Bath, Roman Baths Development
  • V&A, London, Ceramics Study Galleries
  • Yorkshire, Letting in the Light
You can express your preferences here.

This year there is also the Clore Award for Museum Learning, supposed to "recognise and celebrate quality, impact and innovation (relative to context) in using museums and galleries for learning activities or initiatives – for formal or informal learning audiences – which focus on the development or deepening of skills, knowledge, understanding, values, ideas, feelings and enjoyment."

This is the long list:

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