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In The Frame

Art Fund judges: DJ Jo Whiley and Hartwig Fischer of the BM

by The Art Newspaper  |  12 December 2016
Art Fund judges: DJ Jo Whiley and Hartwig Fischer of the BM
Jo Whiley is one of the Art Fund Museum of the Year judges in 2017 (courtesy BBC).

The Art Fund’s prestigious Museum of the Year prize moves up a gear next year, with a 40% increase in total prize money to £140,000. For the first time, each of the shortlisted museums will receive £10,000 each (the winner, to be announced in July, will bag £100,000 as usual; the Victoria & Albert Museum in London was victorious this year). But it’s not just the prize money that’s eye-catching. The judging panel includes high-profile names from the culture sector such as Hartwig Fischer, the director of the British Museum; Munira Mirza, former deputy mayor of London for education and culture, and the artist Richard Deacon. Jo Whiley, the BBC Radio 2 DJ and presenter, is also on the panel, and will travel countrywide to find the country’s best museum. The shortlist is due to be announced in April.

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