European Museum of the Year Award nomination for Museum of Water
30th November 2015
LIFT is thrilled that our 2014 commission, Museum of Water by Amy Sharrocks has been nominated for European Museum of the Year by the European Museum Forum.
In the atmospheric underground spaces of Somerset House, Amy Sharrocks invited London to consider its relationship with the most precious liquid the world has to offer. As rain-forests disappear and climate change turns fertile land into deserts, access to fresh water will be one of the key issues of the coming decades. Sharrocks invited people to browse the museum’s collection and add to it themselves.
See Museum of Water Flickr for a visual history of the Museum and keep an eye on our twitter to see the outcome.
Museum of Water was commissioned 2014 by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and the Canal & River Trust. It was an Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.