Ten Museums in Running for £100,000 “Museum of the Year” Art Fund Prize 2011

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LONDON.- The long list of ten museums that are in the running for the UK’s largest arts prize – the Art Fund Prize 2011 – will be revealed on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. The long list of museums competing for the ‘Museum of the Year’ accolade has been selected by an independent panel of judges, chaired this year by broadcaster and former cabinet minister Michael Portillo. The Art Fund Prize 2011 rewards excellence and innovation in museums and galleries in the UK for a project completed or undertaken in 2010. Following a short list of four museums to be announced on 19 May, the £100,000 cash prize will be awarded to the ‘Museum of the Year’ at a ceremony on 15 June. This is the fourth year that the Prize has been sponsored by the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for works of art that plays a major part in enriching the