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Duchess of Cambridge attends Art Fund Museum of the Year Award

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum. Credit: PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge joined guests from the arts and culture world at the Natural History Museum in London for the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award.

The Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Lord-Lieutenant Ken Olisa, (left) and the Director of the Natural History Museum Sir Michael Dixon. Credit: PA Wire

Kate arrived at the museum in a cream-coloured dress by Barbara Casasola, and was greeted by the institution's director Sir Michael Dixon, and Dr Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund.

The Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by the Director of the Natural History Museum Sir Michael Dixon, (left), and Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar. Credit: PA Wire

A £100,000 award - the largest museum prize in the world - is given annually to one outstanding museum which has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement.

The Duchess of Cambridge pictured as she enters the Natural History Museum. Credit: PA Wire

Artists attending the event include Cornelia Parker, Antony Gormley and Grayson Perry.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar. Credit: PA Wire

Kate, who is patron of the Natural History Museum, spoke to representatives from the five museums shortlisted for this year's prize.

The Duchess of Cambridge stands in front of Rankin photographs ahead of presenting the Art Fund Museum of the Year award. Credit: PA WIre

Nicky Wilson, of Jupiter Artland, West Lothian, said she was delighted to meet Kate, who told her Prince George has enjoyed a number of visits to the museum.

"She said he comes here quite often. He loves the 3D sculptures," Ms Wilson said.

The museums shortlisted for this year's award are Jupiter Artland, Arnolfini, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and the York Art Gallery.