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.

 

This year's winner

The Hepworth Wakefield

What a year it's been for The Hepworth Wakefield - a 21% increase in visitor numbers, bold new sculpture prize, and an ambitious exhibitions programme including major retrospectives of Stanley Spencer and Martin Parr. 

2016 has truly seen The Hepworth Wakefield go from strength to strength, cementing Yorkshire's place as the home of British sculpture.

'The Hepworth serves its local community with unfailing flair and dedication... It's the museum everyone would dream of having on their doorstep.'

Stephen Deuchar

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This year's finalists

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Previous Winners

2015
The Whitworth
Manchester, M15 6ER

2014
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wakefield, WF4 4LG

2013
William Morris Gallery
LONDON, E17 4PP

2011
British Museum
LONDON, WC1B 3DG

2010
Ulster Museum
Belfast, BT9 5AB

2009
Wedgwood Museum
Stoke-on-Trent, ST12 9ER

2008
The Lightbox
Woking, GU21 4AA

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