Hepworth Wakefield Museum at Future Cities Forum
The story of the Hepworth Wakefield will be told at our Arts and Cities Forum at RIBA on 25th January 2018.
Simon Wallis, OBE, who has been Director of the art gallery since 2008, previously Director at The Chisenhale Gallery, London and before that Curator at Tate Liverpool and Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, will be speaking in our discussions about the economic and social well being that art galleries and museums can have on towns and cities. In 2013, the Hepworth Wakefield won the Core Learning Award for its innovative learning programme and this year was named the Art Fund Museum of the Year.
It was in 1996 that Wakefield Council started to promote the benefits of investing in a new purpose-built art gallery which would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration, attracting tourism and inward investment and increasing local pride.