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


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