Five museums will share £200,000 as Art Fund reboots 2020 prize to battle coronavirus crisis
Tate St Ives was the Museum of The Year in 2018 Photo: Marc Atkins
The Art Fund is to change the format of its 2020 Museum of the Year prize to respond to the challenges of the coronavirus closures. The award money will be increased from £140,000 to £200,000, making it the worlds largest museum prize.
The other major change is that there will not be a single winner this year, but the accolade will be shared equally by five museums. This follows a recent trend in the UK to split prize money. Last autumn the Booker literary prize was given to two winners and the four shortlisted contenders for Tates 2019 Turner Prize requested that they all share the award. With the coronavirus crisis, the 2020 Turner Prize was cancelled and instead ten £10,000 bursaries were awarded earlier this month.
Applications for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award closed on 13 February,Read More – Source