Thursday 29 September 2016

Shortlist unveiled for museum award

Published 24/04/2015 | 22:36

Last year's winner of the museum award was the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Last year's winner of the museum award was the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Six museums shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 have been announced.

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The museums are: Dunham Massey (National Trust, Altrincham), IWM (London), The MAC (Belfast), Oxford University Museum of Natural History, HM Tower of London (Historic Royal Palaces) and The Whitworth (Manchester).

The annual prize sees galleries and museums across the United Kingdom being surveyed as possible winners of the £100,000 prize.

Last year's winner was the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, said: "This is by any measure an exciting and diverse shortlist, showing great heights of creativity and ambition.

"Despite a difficult environment of funding cuts, UK museums continue to be inventive, surprising and exhilarating."

The winner will be announced at an awards dinner at Tate Modern on July 1.

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