You still have one week to vote for us to win the 2010 BankGiro Loterij Museum Prize! The panel of judges felt that Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and its eclectic presentations stimulate curiosity. What’s more the museum attracts new types of visitors because of its public events and innovative initiatives like Boijmans TV. We would really like to win this prize. Will you help? Vote online or by text.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (with Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle and the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) has a chance to win the 2010 Museum Prize and the sum of € 100,000. This year the Museum Prize will be awarded to an art museum that presents its collection in a visitor-friendly and innovative way. A panel of experts selected the three museums from the entries.
You can still vote, but remember voting ends on Sunday 14 November! You can vote on www.museumprijs.nl/boijmans
Or text the word BOIJMANS to 7470 (this a once-only service which costs 25 cents for each message received).
What the judges said about Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ‘The programming arouses widespread curiosity because of the clever juxtaposition of very diverse presentations. Openings are organized as friendly, approachable events and are attended by a wide cross-section of the public. The redesign of the courtyard and the foyer symbolizes the open attitude that welcomes visitors. With innovative initiatives like Boijmans TV the museum is certainly gaining a new audience.’
The Museum Prize is a prestigious public award in the Dutch museum world. The prize was first awarded in 1990, which makes it the first museum prize in the Netherlands. Now, with more than 52,000 voters in 2009, the Museum Prize is one of the largest cultural public awards. The Museum Prize is an initiative of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the BankGiro Loterij in association with the Netherlands Museums Association.