Each year, the Art Fund hosts its Museum of the Year ceremony. Last year, the winner was the Victoria and Albert Museum. Home to some of the most beautiful exhibitions London has to offer, the Victoria and Albert has long collaborated with the Art Fund to help build its collection.
The Art Fund will be hosting its annual Museum of the Year celebration on 5 July 2017. This year, the ceremony will be held at the British Museum in London, and there are some very strong contenders for the award. The winner will be awarded £100,000, and all other finalists are recognized for their fantastic achievements towards furthering the arts with prizes of £10,000 each.
In 2016, the Art Fund named the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) museum of the year. Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund and chair of the judges, said: “It was already one of the best-loved museums in the country: this year it has indisputably become one of the best museums in the world.”
Much excitement is building on the coronation of the Museum of the Year 2017, but what is it that made the V&A so special, and such a worthy winner in 2016?