Art Fund Collect 2013 shortlist announced
- 25 April 2013
Twelve museums across the UK have been shortlisted for Art Fund Collect, a £75,000 scheme which gives curators the chance to acquire outstanding works of craft for their collections.
On 10 May, curators from the museums will visit COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects to find the objects they think would most enhance their museum's collection. The curators will present their choices to the Art Fund Collect judging panel, who will decide which objects have been best presented and would have the greatest impact on their museums. The successful curators will then be able to purchase the objects outright, from a fund totalling £75,000.
“Art Fund Collect is not just about drawing attention to the quality of craft available in the UK, and helping bring it into public collections; it’s also about stimulating, encouraging, and rewarding curators.”
The 16 curators chosen to take part in Art Fund Collect 2013 are:
- Aberdeen City Art Gallery: Alison Fraser / Vikki Duncan
- Birmingham Museums Trust (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery): Martin Ellis / Rebecca Bridgman
- Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives: Kate Newnham
- Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum: Kirsty Hartsiotis
- Cumbria, Lakeland Arts Trust (Blackwell, The Arts and Craft House): Beth Hughes
- Durham University Oriental Museum: Craig Barclay / Lauren Barnes
- Gallery Oldham: Dinah Winch
- Leicester, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery: Jane May / Hugo Worthy
- London, British Museum: Nicole Rousmaniere
- Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery: Alison Coope
- Preston, Harris Museum and Art Gallery: Caroline Alexander
- Telford, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust: Gillian Crumpton
Don't forget that you can get 50% off entry to COLLECT Craft Fair with your National Art Pass.