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Long List 2011

Congratulations to these ten museums and galleries that have been long listed for the Art Fund Prize by the 2011 Judges:


The British MuseumThe British Museum, for A History of the World
A groundbreaking and enormously successful 100-part series exploring world history through British Museum objects from two million years ago to the present.


Hertford MuseumHertford Museum, for its development project
This development project developed and refurbished Hertford Museum as a community facility where everyone can enjoy, engage with and be inspired by their heritage.


Leighton HouseLeighton House, for Closer To Home: The Restoration and Reopening of Leighton House Museum
The project encompassed the refurbishment, restoration and re-presentation of Leighton House Museum, transforming the house back into a home and enriching the experience offered to the public.


MostynMostyn, for the refurbishment and extension of its gallery
In May 2010 Mostyn completed a refurbishment and extension described by the Guardian as "one of the most adventurous contemporary art venues in the country." The new building's blending of old and new in a memorable whole, and provides the context and stimulus for some of the most interesting art to be seen in Wales.


People's History MuseumPeople's History Museum, for The new People's History Museum 2010
In 2010, after re-development, the new People's History Museum opened providing a unique centre exploring the world-changing ideas fought for by the working people of Britain and charting the nation's democratic history from the early 19th century to the present day.


Polar MuseumPolar Museum, for Promoting Britain's polar heritage: developing the Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute
A major renovation of galleries and stores at the UK's only museum dedicated to the polar regions, their exploration and science.


Robert Burns Birthplace MuseumRobert Burns Birthplace Museum
The reinterpretation of a 10-acre multi-destination site and creation of a new museum to house the Robert Burns Collection.


Roman Baths Museum, for its developmentRoman Baths Museum, for its development
The project was to maintain the Roman Baths as a leading visitor attraction and transform its accessibility.


The Victoria and Albert MuseumThe Victoria and Albert Museum, for its Ceramics Study Galleries
The comprehensive redesign and redisplay of the V&A's Ceramics Collection, resulting in the creation of interpreted displays and visible storage telling the history of Ceramics, with over 26,500 objects on public display.


Yorkshire Museum Yorkshire Museum, for Letting in the Light – Revitalising the Yorkshire Museum for the 21st century.
The Letting in the Light project has re-established the ideals and design of its original Georgian founders which for nearly fifty years have been dimmed by modern display alterations. Three permanent new galleries are complemented by The Learning Level and an audio-visual experience.  


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