Art Fund Museum of the Year Announced: Tate St Ives
Once a year, the Art Fund awards the prestigious Museum of the Year prize of £100,000 to one outstanding museum, which has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement in the preceding year.
In an awards ceremony at the V&A, Tate St Ives has been crowned this year's winner. Speaking on behalf of the jury, Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, said: 'Each of our five finalists has tapped into very current concerns. Each one expands the very idea of what a museum can be'.
Following the announcement, we reveal just what makes Tate St Ives and the four finalists so special. We tell you why they are worth the trek from London.
Since hosting the Turner Prize in 2017, Hull's newfound cultural status has attracted visitors from far and wide. Add to this, its passing-title as the UK's City of Culture, and Hull really is a ‘city coming out of the shadows’.
Such fame has also triggered bountiful rewards and resulted in a trebling of the Ferens visitor figures — last year the gallery welcomed over 500,000 people from Hull and beyond.
Why should you go: The town that gave us Philip Larkin also hosts Canaletto’s The Grand Canal in Venice, and Frans Hals’ Portrait of a Young Woman, 1665-1660.
2h40 by train from King’s Cross
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