In 2020, covid forced the prize to be awarded without a prizegiving ceremony. Instead, at a virtual event on 1 December, the Berger Prize was awarded to:
Thomas Gainsborough: The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters
Yale University Press
Hugh Belsey sat down with Professor Robin Simon to discuss his life's work, the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough. There is an interlude part-way through (starting at 18m 10s), where Mark Bills, Director of Gainsborough's House, describes the building developments then happening at the museum.