On Tuesday, the Drents Museum was presented with the prestigious ‘public choice’ award at the Global Fine Arts Awards in New York.
Translation by Thomas Ansell
The exhibition “Iran, Cradle of Civilisation” helped the museum win the prize from a field of 93 competitors. The awards are known as “the Oscars of the museum world”. “Iran, Cradle of Civilisation” held at the museum between June and November 2018, as reported by NRC.
In his speech, Harry Tupman, the director of the museum, thanked the “loyal public” for the prize, which the museum was nominated for along with 93 other contenders.
The exhibition was viewed by over 115,000 people, and showed 200 different artefacts from the National Museum in Tehran to “tell the story of the oldest and most special culture in the world”, said the museum. Last year, the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden won the prize for its exhibition “Alma-Tadema, classical temptation”.