Posts tagged "museum-of-the-year"

Being an Art Fund Museum of the Year finalist

14 August 2017

Maxwell Blowfield is Communications Officer for Sir John Soane's Museum. Here he writes about the experience and impact of being a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year.

Getting to know: Tate Modern

30 May 2017

Find out more about the five Art Fund Museum of the Year finalists for 2017. Today, Tate Modern talks about its recent expansion, incredible exhibitions and changing people's relationship with modern art.

Getting to know: Sir John Soane's Museum

23 May 2017

Find out more about the five Art Fund Museum of the Year finalists for 2017. Today, Sir John Soane's Museum talks about its diverse collection, contemporary exhibitions and being back to just how Soane left it 180 years ago.

Getting to know: Lapworth Museum of Geology

9 May 2017

Find out more about the five Art Fund Museum of the Year finalists for 2017. Today, the Lapworth Museum of Geology talks ancient rocks, fascinating fossils and why Birmingham used to be covered in water.

Getting to know: The Hepworth Wakefield

8 May 2017

Find out more about the five Art Fund Museum of the Year finalists for 2017. First up, The Hepworth Wakefield talks turning five, the Yorkshire landscape and wearable sculptures.

Share your Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 moments

27 April 2017

We're asking people across the UK their share their best museum stories, reviews, photos, memories and moments of the five finalists on social media. Each week we'll feature our favourites.

Museum of the Year: Q&A with judge Richard Deacon

24 April 2017

Artist Richard Deacon is one of the judges for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. With just three days to go before the shortlist is announced, we asked him what makes a good museum and what he's looking for in this year's finalists.

Interview: Museum of the Year 2016

4 August 2016

We caught up with Tim Reeve, the V&A's deputy director and chief operating officer to find out what it’s like to win the prestigious prize, plus get his hot tips for success.

Getting to Know... Arnolfini

29 June 2016

Find out more about the five Museum of the Year finalists with our Q&As. This time Arnolfini talks about transforming no-go zones, cobblestones and celebrating in 'shipshape and Bristol fashion'.

Getting to Know... Jupiter Artland

1 June 2016

Find out more about the five Museum of the Year finalists with our Q&As. This time Jupiter Artland talks about landscapes green, works unseen and the visit of a queen.

Being a Museum of the Year finalist

18 January 2016

Thinking of entering your museum into this year's Prize? Here, some of our previous finalists talk about the huge impact being shortlisted had on their museum or gallery.

Q&A: Maria Balshaw, director of the Whitworth

9 December 2015

Five months after winning the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, the director of the Whitworth, Manchester, reflects on a transformative year and shares some tips for prospective applicants.

Video: Museum of the Year 2015 ceremony

7 July 2015

On 1 July 2015, the Whitworth was awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year at Tate Modern – watch our video to see how the night unfolded.

Competition: Win lunch at the Whitworth

7 July 2015

Last week the Whitworth, part of the University of Manchester, won the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year. To celebrate, we're giving away lunch for two at the gallery's café.

Interview: Ken Bruce on Museum of the Year

25 June 2015

We spoke to the celebrated broadcaster about presenting Radio 2's Friday Night at the Museum, in which the BBC Concert Orchestra celebrate the six Museum of the Year finalists, and why museums are such a national treasure.

Oxford Dodo set to tour the country

5 June 2015

To celebrate their Museum of the Year nomination, Oxford University Museum of Natural History is sending its iconic dodo from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Museums Summit 2014 report

10 December 2014

Download a report about our conference in July, where 200 representatives of the UK cultural sector across the UK came together to consider the political, social and economic impact of museums.

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