The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, June 24, 2018

Chaired by Michael Portillo, Art Fund Prize Judging Panel Announced for 2011
Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster.

LONDON.- The Art Fund announced the judging panel for the 2011 Art Fund Prize.

The Art Fund Prize is the most prestigious prize in the museum world and annually awards £100,000 to a museum or gallery that demonstrates excellence, originality and imagination for a project the previous year.

Last month, the Art Fund announced Michael Portillo as Chair of the Judges. The full panel of experts can now be disclosed:

· Michael Portillo, Chair, broadcaster and former cabinet minister
· Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster
· Jeremy Deller, artist
· Kathy Gee, museums and heritage consultant
· Charlotte Higgins, journalist and author
· Lars Tharp, Foundling Museum Curator, broadcaster and Antiques Roadshow expert
· Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, Independent Cross Bench peer and writer, cultural critic, public speaker and broadcaster

The submission period opened in October 2010, and closes at 5pm on 1 December 2010. The judges will select a long list, to be announced in early February 2011. The judges will then visit all long listed institutions before deciding on a short list, to be announced in early May 2011. The final winner will be announced at the Prize ceremony on 15 June 2011.

Michael Portillo said: "Those entrusted with Britain's rich resource of museum collections are constantly innovating, finding new ways to display their treasures, and seeking to develop their buildings with vivid new designs. This prize seeks to reward their efforts and to draw the public's attention to those advances. I am greatly looking forward to being able to visit some of the outstanding improvements around the nation, and to chairing the process by which we recognise the best of the year."

Lars Tharp said:"I'm honoured to be asked to come back for a second year on the Art Fund Prize Panel (2011). Our wonderful museums and galleries play a powerful part in defining who we are, locally, nationally and globally, whether in distant or recent times. Just how powerful museums can be is seen in my own daughters (now 18 and 24); in earlier years they would groan from the back seat of the car whenever we swerved to follow the arrows on a Brown Sign pointing to some collection or other; "Oh no, dad, not a museum…of…Plastic!" Despite the scars, both daughters have gone on to pursue degrees in History.

“Alas, museums will be even more challenged by the lean times our politicians have promised us. The prestigious Art Fund Prize is a marvellous opportunity for the sector, and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our museums and galleries.”

Baroness Young said: “After looking at last year’s long list, I'm struck by the rich variety – small and large, rural and metropolitan, general and highly specialised – and I'm very excited by the prospect of interacting with some of the most interesting and engaging work in the museum and galleries sector.”

Lady Cobham, Chairman of the Museum Prize Trustees said: “The Museum Prize Trust is delighted that the 2011 Art Fund Prize for Museums and Gallery will be judged by such an illustrious and varied panel. Their wealth of collective expertise and knowledge brings incredible value to the Prize. Museums and galleries are an integral part of UK cultural life, and the Prize offers an opportunity to celebrate and recognise those who strive for excellence, creativity and public engagement.”

Under the umbrella of The Art Fund Prize, there will be a new Award in 2011 – the Clore Award for Museum Learning. The single award of £10,000 will recognise and celebrate quality, impact and innovation in using museums and galleries for learning activities or initiatives. The judging panel for the Clore Award will be announced shortly. Announcements for the Clore long and short lists and final winner will coincide with the main Prize announcements.

The Art Fund | Michael Portillo | 2011 Art Fund Prize | London |

Today's News

November 14, 2010

Gemäldegalerie Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Caravaggio's Death with Exhibition

LACMA Announces First Ever Thematic Exhibition of Renowned American Sculptor David Smith

Explore The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Almost 500 Lots of Russian Art Included in the Russian Art Sale at Christie's

Major Alberto Vargas Retrospective Opens at the San Francisco Art Exchange

Site-Specific Wall Drawing Installation by Renowned Artist Pat Steir at Sue Scott Gallery

First Rank Exhibition Soberly Named Pointillism Opens at Artvera's in Geneva

Collection of 40 Rarely-Exhibited Abstract Prints by Jules Olitski at the Everson Museum of Art

First Retrospective of Designer Hella Jongerius at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Texas-Based Gaston & Sheehan Sells Spoils of Bernard Madoff's Lavish Life in New York

Contemporary Photographer Sally Mann's The Flesh and The Spirit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Curious George: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Oasis of Colour in Contemporary Aboriginal Painting at the Art Gallery of South Australia

New Drawings by Robert Morris at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

Poignant Reminder of Harsh Realities of WWI for Sale at Bonhams

Tropical Forest Diversity Increased During Ancient Global Warming Event

Chaired by Michael Portillo, Art Fund Prize Judging Panel Announced for 2011

Gagosian Opens a New Gallery in Geneva

Expert Handwriting Analysis Concludes "Secret Mark" Not a Forgery

Jesus Wasn't Born in Bethlehem, According to Biblical Scholar

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Related Stories

Rare Vintage Photograph by Roger Fenton Saved for Bradford's National Media Museum

New Works by Grayson Perry to Go on Show in Manchester

Burrell Collection Hopes to Acquire Rare 18th Century Golden Tiger Head from India

Magnificent and Rare Collection of Mezzotints Acquired by the Art Fund for the British Museum

Magnificent and Rare Collection of Mezzotints Acquired by the Art Fund for the British Museum

Five Museums Win Share of 75,000 Pound Contemporary Craft Funding Pot

Cash-Strapped Museums Must Work Together to Keep Building and Refreshing their Collections

Awe-Inspiring Staffordshire Hoard Saved for the Nation

Eleven Curators in the Running for National Contemporary Craft Prize as Edmund de Waal is Confirmed as Judge

Major Collection of Middle Eastern Photography being Built for National Museums

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful