Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017
We are pleased to announce that the winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 is
The Hepworth Wakefield.
In the words of Art Fund director and chair of judges, Stephen Deuchar: 'The Hepworth Wakefield has been a powerful force of energy from the moment it opened in 2011, but it has just kept growing in reach and impact ever since. David Chipperfield’s building has proved a perfect stage – both for the display of collections and as a platform for a breathtaking sequence of special exhibitions, curated with determined originality by the talented curatorial team.'
Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world’s biggest museum prize, awarding one outstanding UK museum £100,000, while the other finalists receive £10,000 in recognition of their achievements.