Our very own Hepworth gallery makes shortlist for art world's richest prize
The new Hepworth gallery in Wakefield, Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and a Surrey gallery built to preserve the memory of Victorian artist George Watts have made the shortlist for the Â£100,000 Art Fund museum prize, the art world's richest single prize. The former culture secretary Lord Smith said whittling down the 10 longlisted sites â€“ including high-profile projects such as Zaha Hadid's transport museum in Glasgow and Turner Contemporary in Margate, had been "supremely difficult".
"The museums on the shortlist are truly outstanding institutions, very varied in scale and theme but sharing a remarkable commitment to connecting with their visitors and telling powerful stories through objects and images," he said.
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