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Wakefield's new Hepworth contemporary gallery opens

Wakefield is the latest place to get its own contemporary gallery, in the shape of the Hepworth, named after the British sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth.

The gallery, which opens later this week, will be one of the UK's largest purpose-built galleries outside London.

But in these difficult financial times is the boom in modern art galleries sustainable?

The BBC's Arts editor Will Gompertz reports.

  • 17 May 2011