Explores the historical context of public collecting and the dilemmas and challenges of developing museum collections within shrinking budgets and rising international art prices.
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The Museums Association’s Cuts Survey 2014 reveals that more public collections are at risk following the negative impact that four years of cuts have had on the sector.
Three more museums and galleries will create “long term visible homes for the Collection” and develop supporting digital activity to maximise its reach.
After much controversy, including being expelled from the Museums Association, Croydon Council yesterday raised around £8million from the sale of Chinese porcelain from the Riesco Collection, bequeathed to Croydon in 1959.
This weekend, Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is celebrating its temporary closure for a major redevelopment. We talk to its director about the need to grow, planning for the future and the importance of a good send off.
The current Head of the Arts Council Collection is to replace outgoing Director Paul Hobson at the Contemporary Art Society.
The Contemporary Art Society’s National Network conference in Nottingham took as its theme ‘commissioning for public collections’ and featured presentations from directors and curators from some of the UK’s leading visual arts organisations. We report from the day.
The Fitzwilliam Museum announces appeal to buy Poussin’s Extreme Unction.
After an eight-month campaign, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has succeeded in raising £7.83 million to acquire Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, keeping the painting in the United Kingdom.
Arts Council England’s ten-year visual arts plan turned a corner in April when a-n became aware of a new pilot scheme designed to create ‘a national network for a stronger visual arts’.
2006 is the sixtieth anniversary of the Arts Council Collection, the largest loan collection of post-war and contemporary British art in the world.
Brigid Howarth talks to an art buyer who has been collecting since the age of nineteen.
Brigid Howarth profiles The Shipley Art Gallery, which holds a public collection of contemporary craft.
Brigid Howarth gives a rare insight into one art buyer’s collection and discovers the favorite haunts for snapping up the next big thing.
Brigid Howarth talks to Deutsch Bank curator Mary Findlay about the sourcing and buying of artworks for the largest corporate art collection in the world.
Brigid Howarth presents an insight into the mind of the art buyer, from private buyers to corporate and public collections.