V&A named Museum of the Year 2016

The John Madekski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A Museum in London has been named Museum of the Year 2016, the BBC reports. Shortly after the awards ceremony, director of the V&A Martin Roth announced that the prize money of £100,000 would go towards the re-establishment of a department that aims support and collaborate with smaller museums and galleries in the UK. ‘It comes at the right moment with Brexit and the other problems that we have - we need solidarity, we need to work together,’ said Roth in a statement to the BBC.

The other shortlisted museums and galleries were:
Arnolfini, Bristol
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London
Jupiter Artland, West Lothian
York Art Gallery, Yorkshire

7 July 2016