Museum of the Year judges tour The Beaney

The judging panel for the £100,000 prize visited Canterbury to see the House of Art and Knowledge, which reopened last year following a £14 million restoration.

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

Judges Bob and Roberta Smith, Sarah Crompton and Chair Stephen Deuchar enjoyed a tour of The Beaney, taking in its displays on Canterbury's explorers, archaeological collections from ancient Egypt and Anglo-Saxon Kent and fragments and roundels of Dutch stained-glass. A highlight was Thomas Sidney Cooper's iconic painting of a large cow, entitled Separated, but not divcorced

Listen to artists Bob and Roberta Smith's account of the museum:

 

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162 www.thebeaney.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Museum & Galleries
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Café
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 12noon to 4pm

Visitor Information
Monday to Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 8pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

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