2015 Leading Culture Destinations Awards Announced


Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

The winners of the 2015 Leading Culture Destinations Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London. The Awards recognize the success of “museums, art organizations, and cultural destinations from around the world [that] are investing in iconic architecture, cross-sector collaborations, [and] audacious programming […] to diversify the experiences offered to visitors and establish their global reputations.”

This year’s Awards honored the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as the leading cultural destination of the year.

The winners of the 2015 Leading Culture Destinations Awards are:

Overall Winner: Leading Culture Destination of the Year: Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America


Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Leading Cultural Destination—Best Exhibitions & Programming: Tate Modern; London, United Kingdom


Tate Modern; London, United Kingdom. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Tate Modern; London, United Kingdom. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Leading Cultural Destination—Best Architecture & Spatial Design (presented by EcoWorld Ballymore): Foundation Louis Vuitton; Paris, France


Foundation Louis Vuitton; Paris, France. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Foundation Louis Vuitton; Paris, France. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Leading Cultural Destination—Best Digital Experience: Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America


Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Museum of Modern Art; New York, United States of America. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Leading Cultural Destination—Best Eat & Drink: Centre Pompidou; Paris, France


Centre Pompidou; Paris, France. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Centre Pompidou; Paris, France. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Leading Cultural Destination—Best Shop (presented by Selfridges & Co): Victoria & Albert Museum; London, United Kingdom


Victoria & Albert Museum; London, United Kingdom. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Victoria & Albert Museum; London, United Kingdom. Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Best Emerging Culture Destinations of the Year:

EUROPEThe Whitworth, The University of Manchester (UK)


The Whitworth, The University of Manchester (UK). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester (UK). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

ASIAOita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita (Japan)


Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita (Japan). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita (Japan). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

AFRICA – Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+), Marrakech (Morocco)


Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+), Marrakech (Morocco). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+), Marrakech (Morocco). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

NORTH AMERICAWhitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICAGran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida, Merida (Mexico)


Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida, Merida (Mexico). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida, Merida (Mexico). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

MIDDLE EAST – Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (Qatar)

Traveller’s Awards:

BEST ART EXPERIENCE IN A HOTEL – La Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France)


La Colombe d'Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

La Colombe d'Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence (France). Image Courtesy of The Leading Culture Destinations Awards

BEST EMERGING CITY FOR CULTUREMexico City (Mexico)

Learn more about the awards here.

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