Museum of the Year judges head to Dulwich
- Dulwich Picture Gallery
- 22 April 2013
Our panel of judges continued their whistle stop tour of the 2013 Finalists with a visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is England’s first purpose-built public art gallery and strives to reach out to new audiences beyond those considered typical of an Old Masters gallery. In 2011-2012 the Gallery enjoyed its second-highest visitor figures ever – welcoming 149,000 visitors with an exhibition programme specialising in 'firsts': the first exhibitions in this country on Gerrit Dou, Adam Elsheimer, the De Bray family of artists, Norman Rockwell, Saul Steinberg, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven were enjoyed by audiences at Dulwich.
Museum of the Year judge Bettany Hughes tells us what impression Dulwich had on her during the visit: