C&G would like to congratulate The Victoria & Albert Museum on winning the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year award. This incredibly prestigious award comes with £100,000 prize money, the worlds largest museum prize and the largest single arts prize in the UK.
The award was presented by the Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum. Judges said the London-based V&A had “indisputably become one of the best museums in the world”.
Martin Roth, the V&A’s director, said he was “totally overwhelmed” at the win and that it was a compliment to the work of the museum’s staff.
“The V&A experience is an unforgettable one,” said Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director and chairman of the judges. Its recent exhibitions from Alexander McQueen to The Fabric of India, and the opening of its new Europe 1600-1815 galleries, were all exceptional accomplishments – at once entertaining and challenging, rooted in contemporary scholarship, and designed to reach and affect the lives of a large and diverse national audience. It was already one of the best-loved museums in the country: This year it has indisputably become one of the best museums in the world.”
The V&A enjoyed a record-breaking 2015 for the Museum, drawing 3.9 million visitors.
C&G has been working with the V&A staff since 2000, to deliver a range of bespoke training covering the disciplines which are crucial to manage and maintain the many thousands and varied exhibits. These include intricate hand and woodworking tools, welding and lifting equipment together with a range of general health & safety subjects all of which are delivered to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 standards. The C&G certificate covering ‘The Design and Provision of Training and Consultancy Services for Industry to National & International Standards.