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Museums Celebrate Art Fund Prize Nomination with Love Your Museum Weekend

LONDON.- Museums and galleries long-listed for the Art Fund Prize will be hosting special events over Love Your Museum Weekend, which takes on Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 April. Helping Henry VIII with his wedding preparations, Raku firing and playing virological cluedo are just some of the activities and events planned for Love Your Museum Weekend 2010 The weekend will be hosted by institutions nominated for this year’s Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries, an award for excellence and innovation in UK museums. On Saturday 10 April at 11.30am, for the very first time, six of the long-listed institutions will embark on 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 will all be encouraging members of the public to take part and show their support by shouting the loudest in favour of their museum’s bid for the £100,000 prize. Throughout