Art Fund, the British charity that fundraises to support arts institutions, has announced the shortlist for their Museum of the Year 2016 award. The nominations are made on how well UK museums fit the categories of 'imagination, innovation and achievement'. The annual prize of £100,000 is presented at an awards dinner which will take place this year on 6 July at the Natural History Museum in London.
The museums on the 2016 shortlist are:
Bethlem Museum of the Mind (London)
Jupiter Artland (West Lothian)
Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
York Art Gallery (Yorkshire)
The judging panel includes curator and art historian Gus Casely-Hayford; BBC arts editor Will Gompertz; Ludmilla Jordanova, professor of History and Visual Culture, Durham University; artist Cornelia Parker; and Stephen Deuchar, director of Art Fund.
29 April 2016.