The museum near Cardiff was hailed as “one of the most welcoming and engaging museums anywhere in the UK” by Art Fund director and chair of judges Stephen Deuchar.
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Art Fund’s annual £100,000 award also includes nominations for HMS Caroline in Belfast, Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, and St Fagans National Museum of History, near Cardiff.
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The fourth round of the Art Fund’s New Collecting Award sees £300,000 distributed in order to enable each selected curator to develop a new collection for a museum.
Five museums have been shortlisted for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year prize with the winning museum set to receive £100,000 in prize money.
Why Collect?, commissioned by Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation and written by the historian Sir David Cannadine, calls for more financial support from central government for the UK’s museums and art galleries.
£100,000 prize presented at ceremony in the Great Court at the British Museum, London, with each of the four other finalists receiving a £10,000 prize in recognition of their achievements.
Tate Modern and The Hepworth Wakefield are amongst the five nominees for the £100,000 annual award.
The new £750,000 funding and training programme from the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund will help regional and smaller local authority museums to exhibit works from the UK’s national museums and galleries.
Six winners are working in museums and galleries based in Buxton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Rochdale and will share £300,000 in prize money.
Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform Art Happens, the first of its kind dedicated to raising money for museums, has clocked up almost £300,000 for 16 projects.
DACS Foundation’s Art360 project has awarded funding to 26 artists and estates in the 2016 round of funding for its three-year project, which aims to support the preservation of artists’ archives.
Creative Industries Federation chief executive John Kampfner and Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar on the arts post-Brexit.
The shortlist of five for the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2016 has been announced, with the winner of the £100,000 prize to be revealed in July.
The DACS Foundation has launched a three-year open submission project, with successful applicants receiving expert and bespoke legacy consultancy to develop and sustain their archives.
The Art Fund annual report reveals that its membership is at a record high – and that in 2012 it paid out over £6m to museums and galleries in the UK.
Now in its final year, Art Fund Collect sees curators competing for funds to purchase a piece from COLLECT – the international art fair for contemporary objects. Crafts Council Director Rosy Greenlees and Yvonne Hardman, one of last year’s winners, talk about the impact of the scheme.
Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum has been named the winner of the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries.