We're pleased to announce that six museums and galleries have secured a share of £600,000 worth of funding from Renew.
Renew is a scheme that will enable museums and galleries to build new collections of fine, decorative or applied art which is funded thanks to a grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation as part of its 50th birthday celebrations.
The following museums have been awarded funding:
- Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - £100,000 to build a collection of modern prints and works on paper from Australia, Canada and South Africa
- University of Durham Oriental Museum - £50,000 for the creation of Made in Japan, a collection of contemporary Japanese art
- Glasgow Museums - £100,000 to develop a collection of South Asian art
- Wolverhampton Art Gallery in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, London - £150,000 for a collection about conflict in Israel, Palestine and its implications in the wider Middle East.
- York Art Gallery - £100,000 to create a collection of contemporary fine art, with a focus on flesh and artists’ responses to the human body
- University of Dundee Museum Collections - £100,000 for a collection of art inspired by D’Arcy Thompson, the University’s first Professor of Biology