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WATCH: The Whitworth’s film for the Arts Fund shortlist

30 Apr 2015

Fantastic showcase for our gallery in the park

The Whitworth art gallery has been selected as a finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 and features in a short film to support its entry.

The coveted Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 is the largest arts prize in the UK, celebrating the very best museums and galleries and acknowledging the creative and innovative ways they bring objects and collections to life for the public.

The Whitworth’s film shows just how its £15 million transformation has brought the gallery to life, reconnecting it with the park and our local community.

Director of the Whitworth, Maria Balshaw, said: “When we reopened the Whitworth on 14 February we asked visitors to ‘Fall in Love Again’ with the Whitworth. With 130,000 visitors in two months we have exceeded all our hopes for our new building.

"Being shortlisted for Museum of the Year is a huge honour and a thank you to all visitors, old and new, who have come with us on this journey of transformation.”

The museum that wins the prize will be presented with £100,000 and crowned ‘Museum of the Year 2015’ at an awards ceremony held at Tate Modern, London in July.