For a few desperate months earlier this year, it looked as if the revamped £10 million Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent was destined to become Britain’s most expensive memorial plaque.
The collapse of Waterford Wedgwood, the pottery manufacturer whose 250-year history it chronicles, hit visitor numbers hard and turned what should have been a thriving industrial site around the museum into a ghost factory. But now the business has been given a lifeline and the spirit of hope was boosted last night when the museum won the Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries — at £100,000, the most lucrative prize in the business.
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