We will support the sharing of expertise through curatorial exchanges, bursaries, research and travel grants, international symposia and publications.
‘Art Fund support allowed me to spend invaluable time with colleagues from national and international institutions and share ideas and problems affecting each of our museums. This was hugely beneficial while I planned for our upcoming exhibition on the Italian painter Guido Reni.’ Bernadette Petti, project curator, The Bowes Museum, County Durham
Bernadette attended a symposium for curators hosted by Art Fund at Frieze Masters art fair in London in 2018. Speakers included Paola D'Agostino, director of the Bargello Museum, Florence and Dr. Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery, London.
Follower of Guido Reni (1575-1642), Death of Lucretia, c1630s-40s, The Bowes Museum
We will support the sharing of collections through funds for loans and touring exhibitions.
'Art Fund support enabled us to meet artists and curators face-to-face in China, see production processes and co-curate a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary ceramics and glass to tour to regional museums.’ Kate Newnham, senior curator, visual arts, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery holds the largest collection of contemporary chinese ceramics and glass in the UK. Many of its recent acquistions developed from Kate's visit to China with our support, meeting artists and seeing the work first-hand.
Wan Liya, Birds Twitter and Fragrance of Flowers. 22 pieces as a set. 11 contemporary ceramics and glass from ‘Ahead of the Curve’ exhibition, 2010-14, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, acquired 2016 with Art Fund support