The British Museum won this year's Art Fund Prize for its BBC-partnered A History of the World project

In brief

Issue 111/10, p5, 01.10.2011
Art Fund Prize opens - Museums fund fellowship - Advocacy report launched - Tate Modern extension
Art Fund Prize opens

The call for entries for the Art Fund Prize for 2012 will open on 3 October. The £100,000 prize is open to new museums, exhibitions and projects. This year it was won by the British Museum’s History of the World project. Applications and eligibility guidelines will be available on the Art Fund’s website.

Museums fund fellowship

A consortium of the British Museum, Imperial War Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum has funded a new fellowship on the Clore Leadership programme.

The first recipient is Rachel Knight, head of exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum North. Further fellowships have been awarded to Tonya Nelson, museum manager at London’s Petrie Museum, and Georgina Young, strategy programme manager at the Museum of London Docklands.

Advocacy report launched

The advocacy document, Why Art Matters – the Value of Contemporary Visual Arts in Lancashire and Cumbria, was launched last month. The document is a summary of a study commissioned by North by NorthWest, a consortium of 12 visual arts organisations.

Tate Modern extension

The first phase of the Tate Modern’s extension will open next summer. About 70% of the £215m cost has been raised and the second phase of the development is expected to be completed by 2016 at the latest.

Tate also wants to extend its St Ives site, but a gallery spokeswoman said full funding had not been secured. Work began on a £45m redevelopment of Tate Britain, in London, earlier this year.