The Hepworth crowned Art Fund Museum of the Year

first_img Tagged with: arts museums Melanie May | 10 July 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The Hepworth crowned Art Fund Museum of the Yearcenter_img Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, said:“The Hepworth Wakefield has been a powerful force of energy from the moment it opened. The building has proved a perfect stage – both for its collections and a breathtaking sequence of special exhibitions. The Hepworth serves its local community and contributes to regional tourism too… It’s the museum everyone would dream of having on their doorstep.”Simon Wallis, director of The Hepworth Wakefield, added:“We are absolutely delighted to have won this wonderful accolade. It’s a great honour that our work throughout our fifth anniversary year has been rewarded by becoming Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Thank you to all the judges and the Art Fund, which has long supported our ambitious collecting policy in Wakefield.  145 total views,  1 views today The Hepworth Wakefield has been chosen as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, winning £100,000.The Art Fund Museum of the Year rewards the museum that has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and creativity in all areas of the business. The Hepworth Wakefield saw a 21% increase in visits on the previous year in 2016, and exhibitions including The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, retrospectives of Martin Parr and Stanley Spencer, and a newly commissioned installation by Anthea Hamilton.Plans to build on the success of 2016 include transforming the wider site, by creating a landscaped garden by designer Tom Stuart-Smith. According to The Hepworth, it will be one of the largest free public gardens in the UK. An future collaboration with partners in the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle – Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park is also expected to be announced soon, along with a new initiative to continue to grow its collection. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img

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