We’re thrilled to share that AKA North’s client, Hepworth Wakefield, has won the coveted award Art Fund Museum of the Year.

The Hepworth Museum has seen a 21% increase in visitor numbers in 2016, cementing it as the home of British Sculpture. The Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar said it had been “a powerful force of energy from the moment it opened… It’s the museum everyone would dream of having on their doorstep”.

Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world’s biggest museum prize, awarding one outstanding UK museum £100,000, while the other finalists receive £10,000 in recognition of their achievements. 

Congratulations to Hepworth Wakefield, as well as all the other finalists; Lapworth Museum of Geology, National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the Tate Modern.

Find out more about the award here.