Getting to know: Turner Contemporary

  • 15 February 2012

Since opening in April last year Margate's Turner Contemporary has become one of Britain's most exciting art galleries. We've spent some time with the gallery to find out what makes it tick.

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary

Since opening in April last year Margate's Turner Contemporary has become one of Britain's most exciting art galleries, earning a place on the longlist for the Art Fund Prize 2012.

We've spent some time with the gallery to find out what makes it tick, from marine wildlife to regal receptions…

Age: Nearly one.

Describe yourself in three words: Small is beautiful.

What is your most treasured possession? Our view.

Your most famous visitor is: Her Majesty the Queen.

Best café creation: Royal lunch for Her Majesty.

Any museum pets? Our friendly seal (seen only occasionally, when we're lucky).

One thing that could make you better is… a bigger café.

You have a museum crush on… Kettle's Yard.

What do you most dislike about your appearance? Some people think we're a shed.

You're most happy when… the galleries are comfortably full.

Tell the judges why Turner Contemporary should win the Art Fund Prize 2012.

See the rest of the Art Fund Prize 2012 longlist.

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