Art Fund announces 2012 Prize shortlist

The Art Fund has announced the shortlist for the tenth year of the Art Fund Prize.

The shortlisted museums and galleries are:
The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Watts Gallery, Guildford

The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Stephen Deuchar, Director of the Art Fund, said, “Taken together, these four terrific institutions offer the perfect snapshot of the best of our museums and galleries – dynamic, forward‐thinking, inclusive and diverse. The Art Fund Prize judges have an extremely difficult decision ahead of them to select a winner.”
The five projects shortlisted for the Clore Award for Museum Learning 2012 have also been announced. The initiatives in contention for the £10,000 award are:

Camden Arts Centre, Get The Message
Florence Nightingale Museum, Our Generation’s Re-interpretation
Leicestershire County Council Heritage and Arts Service, Held in the Hand and Touch Tables
The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Manchester Early Years Partnership
Yorkshire Museum, Celebrating Severus

The winners of the Art Fund Prize and Clore Award will be announced on 19 June at the British Museum and live on BBC Radio 4 Front Row.

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