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The Art Fund Prize 2011This is my second year on the jury. Last year (2010), with Kirsty Young in the chair, we awarded the prestigious annual Art Fund Prize (£100,000 -the largest British prize of its kind) to Ulster Museum. In January 2011 our new seven-man jury (Michael Portillo (chairman), Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Jeremy Deller, Kathy Gee, Charlotte Higgins Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey and me), met to select ten museums and galleries from thirty-five applicants, large and small. Those selected for their excellence, imagination and/or innovation and going through to our penultimate list of ten are:The British Museum, London (History of the World in 100 Objects/ with the BBC); The Hertford MuseumLeighton House Museum, KensingtonMostyn Gallery, North Wales The People's History Museum, ManchesterThe Polar Museum, CambridgeThe Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, ScotlandThe Roman Baths Museum, BathThe Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington (Ceramics Galleries)The Yorkshire Museum, YorkDeadlining in May 2011 the jury will visit these venues (either as a group or anonymously) to produce a Finalists’ shortlist of four from which a winner is selected and announced in June. The judges’ progress can be followed through the Art Fund web-site or through the various blogs, twitter and even Facebook entries made by the seven judges. For more information and to cast your own vote in the public poll go to http://www.artfundprize.org.uk/judging-panel-announced.php
Lars Tharp foundling Museum’s AmbassadorAfter serving as its Director, I transmute into the museum’s first "Hogarth Curator", its ambassador at large. My successor, joining us in March 2011, will be Caro Howell who comes to us from the Whitechapel Gallery (and before that from Tate Britain). Dynamic and with a keen interest in the 18th century, Caro will bring useful experience to London’s most wonderful independent museum . Continue to visit this blog for our latest events. And if you want to arrange a tour of the museum or a talk to a group or society at home or abroad, please contact me direct by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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