Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been nominated for the 2010 BankGiro Loterij Museum Prize. The jury believes that the museum’s varied presentations have awakened the public’s curiosity and that the museum has reached new audiences through its accessible approach and innovative initiatives such as Boijmans TV. You can vote for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen until half November!
Together with the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has a chance to win the Museum Prize 2010 and the sum of a €100,000.00. This year the prize will be awarded to a visual arts museum that presents its collections in an accessible and innovative way. The jury selected three museums from a list submitted by the public. You can decide which museum wins the prize by voting until Sunday 14 November.
The jury on Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
‘Through its sophisticated variety of presentations shown alongside each other, the museum’s programming has awakened curiosity among a broad public. The openings are grouped together as highly accessible public events and so are attended by varied groups of people. The redesign of the courtyard and entrance area symbolises the openness with which the museum welcomes its visitors. Through innovative initiatives such as Boijmans TV, the museum has undoubtedly managed to reach new audiences.’
The Museum Prize is one of the most prestigious public prizes in the Dutch museum world. Established in 1990 it is the oldest museum prize in the Netherlands. With more than 52,000 voters in 2009 it is now one of the largest public cultural prizes in the Netherlands. The Museum Prize is an initiative of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the BankGiro Loterij in association with the Netherlands Museums Association.
Will you help us win the Museum Prize? You can vote now!