Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Ashmolean Museum 'delighted' over Art Fund Prize nomination

20th May 2010

The University of Oxford is 'absolutely delighted' that one of its museums has been nominated in the UK's largest single arts prize.

Oxford's Ashmolean Museum has been included on the four-strong shortlist for the GBP 100,000 Art Fund Prize, which aims to recognise originality and excellence in the country's museums and galleries.

Christopher Brown, director of the institution, commented: 'This is a very exciting stage of the competition and it is a great honour for the Ashmolean to be selected. We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters who have voted for the museum so far.'

The Ashmolean - Britain's oldest museum - recently benefited from a GBP 61 million redevelopment under award-winning Rick Mather Architects, which created 39 new galleries, an education centre, a rooftop restaurant, conservation studios and study rooms.

Mr Brown said the museum's dedication to adapting itself to meet the needs of the modern public is one of the reasons it was featured on the shortlist.

The other institutions included on the Art Fund Prize shortlist are Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust's Blists Hill Victorian Town, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Latest Blog
How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women
22/06/2017

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

The Book that Inspired Pink Floyd and Walt Disney
20/06/2017

We're celebrating the opening this month at the London Palladium of The Wind in the Willows: the Musical with a selection of things you might not know about the bok and its author, Kenneth Grahame.

The Miracle of Creativity's Springs, Coils and Gears
19/06/2017

As his epic new standalone thriller is published, Deon Meyer reflects on the creative process.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd