Museum of the Year – The Winner.

Well it wasn’t my first choice but there you go. The panel of distinguished judges know more than I do, obviously, but I’ve enjoyed having my say. And the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is magnificent and world class.

I remain sad though that the short list contained only one small museum and I would love to have seen the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft win. We need more encouragement for local ventures – often kept going – or even kept alive – by over-stretched, underpaid staff members and dedicated volunteers. And think how much more the £100,000 prize would mean to a smaller museum.

 

 

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