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Short List 2006

These were the four museums and galleries chosen by the judges to be the final contenders for the Gulbenkian Prize 2006.

Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, London
Renewing any venerable museum is a task to be tackled with trepidation, especially if it contains Britain’s only publicly-accessible collection of anatomical and pathological preparations. Yet the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, one of the oldest and most important medical collections in the world, has done so brilliantly. With collections that span medicine, natural history and the arts over 200 years, it has become far more than just a specialist surgical museum.  
 
The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
The Collection is Lincoln’s new state-of-the-art £12.5m museum, the product of over 10 years of planning and community lobbying. Visitors are now able to enjoy a wealth of treasures from the Museum’s nationally-important archaeological collections, alongside those of the county’s premier art gallery, and a vibrant programme of changing contemporary art shows.  
 
Brunel's ss Great Britain, Bristol
Brunel’s ss Great Britain is one of the UK’s most significant historic ships. Built in Bristol in 1843 and described as the great-grandmother of virtually every ship afloat today, she was the world’s first screw-propelled, iron-built passenger liner. 2005 saw the completion of a project which provides a unique long-term solution to the conservation of the fabric of the ship, while restoring and interpreting her interior spaces to convey the stories of those who travelled and worked on board.  
 
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, nr Wakefield: The Underground Gallery
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is widely recognised as one of the best sites in the world to see contemporary sculpture in the open air. Its new Underground Gallery builds on this reputation and extends the scope and range of media it can show. At over 600m², it is one of the largest purpose-built galleries to have been constructed in Britain in a number of years, yet has been sensitively and elegantly incorporated into an historic landscape.  
 

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