Wednesday, 8 February 2012

UK's Museum of the Year Award nominees

The following British museums are up for the 2012 Art Fund Prize, aka the 'museum of the year' award. The nominees are:

  • Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Bucks.: The Life and Works of Alan Turing 
  • M Shed, Bristol: A New Museum for Bristol 
  • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh: National Museum of Scotland Development 
  • Riverside Museum, Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow: Riverside Museum Project 
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, Devon: RAMM Development Project 
  • The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire: The Hepworth Wakefield 
  • The Holburne Museum, Bath, Somerset: The Holburne Museum Development Project 
  • The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh: Portrait of the Nation 
  • Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent: Turner Contemporary 
  • Watts Gallery, Guildford, Surrey: The Watts Gallery Hope Project

Scottish Television has coverage on the Scottish entrants at http://news.stv.tv/scotland/296659-three-scots-museums-running-for-prestigious-award/ (come on Glasgow!). For more information on all the nominees, and to have your say in who should win, visit www.artfundprize.org.uk.

(With thanks to STV)

Chris

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