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Visitor Champion

21 July 2017

It was announced today that Jenny Layfield, General Manager of National Trust property Nostell, has been chosen as the Visitor Champion for Wakefield. This new role has been created following Arts Council England awarding Wakefield a ‘Cultural Destinations’ grant, to...

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Major funding boost for Yorkshire sculpture

14 July 2017


Four world-class art galleries, including two Art Fund Museum of the Year winners, which form the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle have secured funding of 750,000 for a groundbreaking new project – ‘Yorkshire Sculpture International’.

Thanks to investment from Arts Council England’s...

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The Hepworth Wakefield wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

06 July 2017

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It was announced at a dinner at the British Museum on Wednesday 5 July 2017, that The Hepworth Wakefield has been chosen as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. The 100,000 prize is the world’s largest and most prestigious...

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Tim Sayer, major donor to The Hepworth Wakefield, is appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

17 June 2017

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The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce that Tim Sayer will be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Art and Philanthropy in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017.

The honour recognises Tim’s...

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The Hepworth Wakefield become Google Arts & Culture Partners

13 June 2017

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We have partnered with Google Arts & Cultureto present our exhibitions and collections on their platform, which puts over a thousand museums at your fingertips. It’s a new, immersive way to explore art, history and wonders of the world....

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