People's History Museum

Manchester museum heads Art Fund vote

The renovation and expansion of the People's History Museum is currently number one in an online poll of the best museum project in the country completed in 2010.

People's History Museum has 28.6% of votes, followed by Roberts Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway on 18.4% and the Roman Baths Museum in Bath with 13.1%.

There are ten museums on the long list for the £100,000 prize. A shortlist of four will be announced in May and the winner in June.

However, the winner is decided by a judging panel, chaired by Michael Portillo, which only has to take the online vote into account as a gauge of public support.

The redevelopment of People's History Museum was designed by architects Austin-Smith:Lord and carried out by Wates Construction.

The Art Fund Prize is administered by The Museum Prize, a charitable company created in 2001 by National Heritage, the Museums Association, The Art Fund and the Campaign for Museums.

To see more or vote in the online poll visit the Art Fund Prize website here

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