The Colchester gallery secured the award and £100,000 prize as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
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Five sites have been shortlisted for the latest instalment of Art Fund Museum of the Year, with one outright winner set to be revealed later in 2021.
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The five winners of this year’s unprecedented Art Fund Museum of the Year have been announced, with the institutions jointly receiving a total of £200,000.
St Fagans Museum of History has beaten fellow nominees HMS Caroline, Nottingham Contemporary, Pitt Rivers Museum and V&A Dundee to be crowned Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019.
The title, alongside a prize of £100,000, was awarded to St Fagans at a ceremony held this evening at the Science Museum in London, with the other shortlisted institutions all receiving £10,000 to recognise the achievements which earned them the nomination.
The judges confirmed St Fagans was selected for how the organisation “lives, breathes and embodies the culture and identity of Wales and by the way it’s forged a new and meaningful model of community collaboration.”
Five museums have been shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 representing each of the four UK nations. They are:
The winning museum will be announced at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London on Wednesday 3 July 2019 and will receive £100,000. The other four shortlisted museums will each receive £10,000 in recognition of their achievements.
Tate St Ives receives a £100,000 Art Fund prize and was chosen from five finalists including Brooklands Museum (Weybridge), Ferens Art Gallery (Hull), Glasgow Women’s Library and The Postal Museum (London)
Each of the other finalist museums received a £10,000 prize in recognition of their achievements at an award ceremony at the V&A, London
Just five years after opening, the Hepworth Wakefield has become the Art Fund Museum of the Year and picks up a £100,000 prize while the four other finalists receive £10,000 in recognition of their achievements
In 2015 the V&A experienced an incredible growth attracting nearly 3.9 million visitors to its sites, 14.5 million visitors online and reaching 90,000 members, the highest in the Museum’s 164-year history
The shortlist of five museums competing for the award of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016 was announced today