£160k Museum of the Year race is on

Applications are open from January 5 for the Art Fund’s £160,000 2022 Museum of the Year Award.

The award, for which the winning museum recieves £100,000 and four runners up £15,000 each, was won in 2021 by Firstsite, Colchester. Applications for nest year close on February 8 with a shortlist of five being announced in May and the winner in July.

“Throughout the pandemic museums have been a source of great inspiration, joy, and support for many people” said Jenny Waldman, director of the Art Fund and chair of the judges. “Organisations have shown incredible imagination and creativity in adapting in the face of constant change and challenge – finding new ways of working, new stories to tell and new audiences to engage. Museum of the Year will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of museums, galleries and historic houses over the past year. I urge everyone to continue to visit, engage or support their local museums.”



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