Wedgwood Museum wins £100,000 Art Fund Prize

first_imgWedgwood Museum wins £100,000 Art Fund Prize Howard Lake | 25 June 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Funding In the final shortlist the Wedgwood Museum beat Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow; Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham; and Ruthin Craft Centre in North Wales.In addition to the cheque for £100,000, The Wedgwood Museum will also receive the Art Fund Prize Bowl, enamelled in silver by the craftsman Vladimir Böhm, which they can display for one year.www.artfundprize.org.ukcenter_img The Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent has won the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries.The judges, who included artist Grayson Perry, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, and film-maker David Puttnam praised the way the museum uses its internationally-renowned collection to “take visitors on a 250-year tour of British social, design and industrial history, while remaining firmly embedded in the local community”.This year’s award included public voting for the first time. Over 27,000 people voted on guardian.co.uk, also choosing The Wedgwood Museum as their winner. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more