The Hepworth misses out on £100,000 Art Fund Prize but is still a winner

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield
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The Hepworth Wakefield missed out on the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for museum of the year, but still had cause to celebrate.

The main prize was awarded to the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London, but The Hepworth scooped a £10,000 Clore award for learning for its education programme.

Judges said: “The integration of curatorial and learning programmes – which so many museums attempt – has rarely been achieved so completely and impressively as at the Hepworth Wakefield. It is educational, aspirational, and inspirational to the core.”

It’s the second time the gallery has been nominated for The Art Fund Prize, which celebrates the very best UK museums and galleries.