MAKE YOUR MARK IN OUR PEOPLE'S VOTE! WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD WIN THE ART FUND PRIZE FOR MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES 2008?
The long list of ten contenders for Britain’s biggest arts prize was announced in February and contains its usual array of impressive entries.
First prize will go to the museum or gallery judged to have completed the most worthy innovation in the last year - they scoop £100,000.
The official judges have started their deliberations, but who do you think should win this prestigious prize in 2008?
We want to know your views - vote for the museum or gallery you think should win in our People's Vote. If you've seen any of the venues or exhibitions, why not tell us what you think too? We'll be publishing your views on 24 Hour Museum.
"Our People's Vote will not influence the official Art Fund Prize judges - but our vote always generates some buzz around the Prize and that's a good thing!" said Jon Pratty, Editor, 24 Hour Museum. "At the end of the day, it gets people involved, generates some passion and a sense of community and campaign - which is a great thing. "
We will reveal the winner of our People's Vote on May 21 2008 - the day before the announcement of the official winner of The Art Fund Prize 2008.
NOW... GET VOTING!
Click on the VOTE links to cast your vote and if you like, tell us what you think of your chosen museum or gallery.
The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, for ‘Breaking the Chains’ – an exhibition commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade focussing on human stories. Read more about Breaking the Chains
The British Library, London, for ‘Sacred – Discover What We Share’ – a highly acclaimed exhibition bringing together the world’s greatest collection of Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy texts for the first time. Read more about Sacred.
The Lightbox gallery and museum, Woking – a new contemporary space combining an innovative presentation of local history with a dynamic display of modern art.
London Transport Museum – a £22m transformation of one of the capital’s most well-known cultural attractions, which explores the link between transport and London society since 1800. Read more about the project.
The National Army Museum, London, for ‘Helmand: The Soldiers’ Story’ – a unique exhibition created by soldiers, exploring the British army’s first campaign in the Taleban heartland of Afghanistan, Helmand Province. Read more about the exhibition
Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick, Shetland – a newly opened venue set in a restored 19th century dock, telling the story of Britain’s most northerly group of islands from geological beginnings to the present day. Read more about the new museum here.
Wellcome Collection, London – a groundbreaking new space devoted to the connections between medicine and art, with more than 1,500 exhibits spanning six centuries. Read more about the Wellcome Collection.
For more information on The Art Fund Prize 2008, see www.artfundprize.org.uk