Lapworth Museum of Geology Shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017
Birmingham’s Lapworth Museum of Geology is among the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world’s largest and most prestigious prize for museums.
Jon Clatworthy, Director of the Lapworth Museum of Geology, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this important recognition. The last year has been truly transformative, propelling the museum into the 21st century and making it accessible to a diverse new audience. The renovation of the space combined with a focus on digital technologies and interactive displays significantly enhances our public engagement and schools outreach with important scientific collections to help bring the story of evolution to life. Our visitors can now walk through time and gain unique insight into 4.5 billion years of history”
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The winning museum, which will receive £100,000, will be announced at a ceremony at the British Museum on Wednesday 5 July 2017. In addition, for the first time this year, the other shortlisted museums will receive £10,000 each in recognition of their achievements.
The other museum finalists are: Tate Modern, London; The Hepworth Wakefield; The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket; and Sir John Soane’s Museum, London.
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