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The Hepworth Wakefield wins top award at Association of Cultural Enterprises (ACE) Product Awards.

01 Mar 2019

The Association for Cultural Enterprise Best Product Awards took place on the evening of 28 February 2019.

We’re happy to announce that last night our Shop received two major awards at the Association of Cultural Enterprises (ACE) Product Awards.

For the third year running, the shop have won Best Product Range (with a turnover under £1 million) for their Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain series of products which accompanied our exhibition of the same title in summer 2018. The range featured:

  • A limited-edition tableware set produced in collaboration with British designer Melody Rose and the Lee Miller Archives
  • A crepe de chine Scarf depicting Man Ray’s iconic painting Observatory Time: The Lovers in collaboration with Beckford Silk

The product range was also awarded overall winner beating off stiff competition from the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the Fashion and Textile Museum and National Waterways Museum.

Our shop has won Best Product Range (with a turnover under £1 million) for their Howard Hodgkin: Painting India range in 2018 and their Martin Parr: The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories range in 2017.


ACE promotes commercial best practice in the cultural and heritage sector by providing training and networking opportunities and facilitating the sharing of information and experience between their members.

Simon Wallis OBE, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield said:

“I’m delighted that the retail team at The Hepworth Wakefield have been awarded this remarkable accolade for the third year in a row. It’s a testament to the hard work and imaginative spirit that the team at the gallery continue to harness. We pride ourselves on seeking out new and thought-provoking collaborations with exciting designers such as Melody Rose and Beckford Silk. I’d also like to thank the Lee Miller Archive for their generous support throughout the planning of this project, without whom we couldn’t have achieved this result.”