Saturday, 3 July 2010

Arts Fund Prize 2010

The Ulster Museum has been awarded the 2010 Arts Fund Prize for museums and galleries.  My department has invested approximate £11.7 million in the world-class transformation of the ulster Museum and I congratulate the Museum and all those involved in this competition on their commitment and creativity which has enabled the museum to win this superb award.

There were four museums chosen by the judges to form the short list - the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Blists Hill Victorian Town, which is part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in coventry, and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.  Members of the public then voted for their favourite musuem from the short list and the winner was the Ulster Museum.

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