Art Fund Prize - Museum of the Year

The purpose of The Art Fund Prize (formerly the Gulbenkian Prize) for museums and galleries is to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK, and increase public appreciation and enjoyment of all they have to offer.

A single award of £100,000 is presented to a museum or gallery whose entry, in the opinion of the judges, best meets the Prize criteria through a project completed or mainly undertaken in the previous calendar year.

Finalist awards

For the first time in 2017, the funder is e giving awards to all 2017 finalists – not just the winner. Each organisation on the shortlist will receive a £10,000 prize in recognition of their achievements following the ceremony on 5 July.