Spreading Good Cheer for “Love Your Museum Weekend”

logo-Art-Fund-Love-Your-Museum.jpgIf you love art museums and you go B-A-N-A-N-A-S over simultaneous public cheers, you’ll want to be in England this weekend. Love Your Museum Weekend is a celebration of the venues nominated for this year’s Art Fund Prize, a £100,000 award for excellence and innovation in UK museums—and they’ve got all sorts of fun planned for the weekend.

At 11:30 a.m. BST on Saturday, six of the nominated institutions will participate in a national simultaneous “I love my museum” cheer: Blists Hill Victorian Town; Great North Museum, Hancock; Hampton Court Palace; The Leach Pottery; Towner; and Ulster Museum. Events, such as helping prep Henry VIII for his wedding, will also take place throughout the weekend at the following nominated venues: The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The National Army Museum, London; The Natural History Museum, London; and The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Find information on voting for your favorite museum at the Art Fund Prize website, www.artfundprize.org.uk; the winner will be announced June 30.


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