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John Jones is proud to be an awards partner for inaugural Leading Culture Destinations Awards

John Jones is proud to be an awards partner for inaugural Leading Culture Destinations Awards

The inaugural Leading Cultural Destinations Awards ceremony takes place in the Jumeirah Carlton Tower on the 10th of October. The gala event invites museum directors, artists, arts patrons and creative industry leaders to recognise and celebrate arts and culture destinations round the world.

In six months 2.3 million people visited Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project at Tate Modern. On the last day more people visited the exhibition than Bluewater Europe’s largest shopping complex. Co-founder of the awards Florian Wupperfeld wants these awards to celebrate the genuine contributions that these inspiring visual arts institutions are making to economic, social and cultural landscapes, not just praise impressive visitor numbers. He said: “We hope the Leading Culture Destinations Awards will become a more helpful representation of what the world’s best art institutions have to offer – and help more cultural travellers to discover them.” 

A panel of creative movers and shakers including, former Royal Academy Director of Exhibitions Kathleen Soriano, Co-founder of United Visual Artists Matthew Clark, and Curator Jerome Sans, will select their favourite not-for-profit cultural institutions. Six awards will draw upon the Leading Culture Destinations online rankings, whilst special awards will also be presented to; Best City of Culture, Best New Cultural Destination and Best Art Experience in a Hotel.

John Jones is delighted to be partnering the Leading Culture Destinations Awards alongside ArtReview, the New York Times, Jumeirah and Perrier Jouet.

Please visit the Leading Culture Destinations website for more information.