A brief history
Its forerunner was the Prize for Museums and Galleries, administered by the Museum Prize Trust and sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2003-2007.
People at the exhibition at the Tate St Ives (2018) by Marc AtkinsArt Fund
The prize champions what museums do, encourages more people to visit and gets to the heart of what makes a truly outstanding museum.
Award night at NHM (2016) by Janie AireyArt Fund
The judges present the prize to the museum or gallery that has shown how their achievements of the preceding year stand out, what makes their work innovative, and the impact it has had on audiences.
Nick Merriman proud winner of MOTY (2022-07-14) by Hydar DewachiArt Fund
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