Give your vote to the Rotunda to win top artist visit

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Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum has been shortlisted in a national scheme to win a visit from a leading artist as part of the Museums at Night weekend in May.

The Museum, part of the charitable Scarborough Museums Trust, is down to the final four in the scheme, Connect10.

The Museum now needs its supporters to vote for it to win a visit from artist Julia Vogl during Museums at Night weekend which runs from May 16 to 18.

Julia’s Connect10 proposal was to create “a huge interactive multi-coloured map of a community using 10,000-plus vessels, glass, ceramic, plastic, metal, balloons, that can contain water”.

Her concept would be realised as an interpretation of William Smith’s first geological map of Britain (1815), which used hand-painted colour-coding to illustrate different geological strata.

If the Trust’s bid is successful, the Rotunda will win a visit from Julia to oversee the project, plus £2,000 towards costs.

Supporters can vote for the Rotunda to win this competition at

Voting opens at 11am on Tuesday February 19 and closes at 5pm on March 5.

The Rotunda faces competition from the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, and Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery.