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The MAC shortlisted for Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015

Monday 27th April 2015 at 12pm 0 Comments Visual Arts

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland would like to congratulate the team at the MAC on being shortlisted for the prestigious Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 award

Six museums from across the UK made the final shortlist from the hundreds of museums and galleries surveyed. The winner will receive a cash prize of £100,000. The news coincides with the 3rd birthday celebrations at the MAC.

The Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art, driven by the belief that everyone should have access to great art. In the past five years the Art Fund has given £34 million to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections

Anne McReynolds, Chief Executive said “It’s hard to believe that the MAC is only 3 years old. It has so quickly become a home for the arts in Northern Ireland, a shared and welcoming space that offers outstanding art for everyone. For us to receive this recognition from the Art Fund is hugely gratifying – it’s a real landmark for the arts in Belfast.”

Celebrating the announcement of the shortlist, renowned British photographer will judge the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year National Photography competition which is invited members of the public to make and submit their own photographs of the shortlisted museums. Entries should be submitted to the Art Fund website no later than Sunday 31st May 2015. 

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 winner will be revealed at an awards dinner at Tate Modern on Wednesday 1 July 2015. For further information please visit themaclive.com

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