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The Lightbox gallery and museum
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The Lightbox team with, centre, Director Marilyn Scott holding the Prize bowl.
The Lightbox team with, centre, Director Marilyn Scott holding the Prize bowl.

 

 
The Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries 2008 has been won by The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
 

The award was announced on 22nd May at a reception at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London. Sue MacGregor, Chairman of the 2008 Judging Panel, commented:

“It was a difficult final choice for the judges, but in the end we went for something novel, brave and full of delights. We were instantly impressed by The Lightbox: by the fine design of the building itself, by the collections on show, and by the general
air of enthusiasm and professional attention to detail shown by the staff and its many volunteers. The combination in the end was truly irresistible.”

Reporting reactions to their win, Marilyn Scott, Director of The Lightbox, said:

“Winning is beyond our wildest dreams - we are such a new gallery and museum. But it is incredible how much of an impact The Lightbox has had on the local community and the wider south east in such a short time. We are so grateful to all our funders, supporters and volunteers for helping us win the prize and grateful to The Art Fund for all their fantastic support

 
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Chairman of the Judges, Sue MacGregor CBE, announces the winner.
 
David Verey, Chairman of The Art Fund; Sue MacGregor CBE, Chairman of the Judges; Marilyn Scott, Director of The Lightbox; Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of the Museum Prize Trust.
David Verey, Chairman of The Art Fund; Sue MacGregor CBE, Chairman of the Judges; Marilyn Scott, Director of The Lightbox; Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of the Museum Prize Trust.
 
 
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