V&A, London’s iconic museum of art and design, wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 award
Victoria and Albert Museum was announced as the winner of the £100,000 prize by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum.
Art Fund awards the Museum of the Year prize annually to one outstanding museum, which, in the opinion of the judges, has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement across the previous 12 months. It is the biggest museum prize in the world and the largest arts award in Britain.
The winner was chosen from five remarkable finalists, including Arnolfini (Bristol), Bethlem Museum of the Mind (London), Jupiter Artland (West Lothian), and York Art Gallery (Yorkshire).
Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said: 'We are truly honoured to be awarded the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016. (…) Winning this award is a perfect way to thank everyone who has made these successes possible: our staff, visitors, funders, and our many partners and colleagues across organisations around the world.’
The V&A would use the prize money to re-establish a department – originally set up in the 1970s, but later axed in budget cuts – to support and collaborate with museums and galleries across the country.
Momart is proud to have been given the opportunity to work on the V&A’s most exceptional exhibitions including David Bowie Is, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and the Fabric of India.