Riverside Museum in running for £100K award

10 Feb 2012

Glasgow's new Riverside Museum is in the running to be named the UK’s Museum of the Year.

The £100,000 Art Fund Prize is the biggest prize for arts and cultural organisations in the country.

Riverside is up against nine other museums for the prestigious award, with the winner due to be announced in June.

The only other Scottish museums in the running are the National Museum of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, both in Edinburgh.

Glasgow council leader Gordon Matheson said: "The Riverside Museum cements the city's reputation as Scotland's cultural powerhouse. The iconic building celebrates the transport, industrial and engineering heritage that helped to build Glasgow and the world. We are rightly proud that the museum has been short-listed for such a prestigious prize."

Source: Evening times - Riverside could land £100k prize

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