Museums win major new objects at Collect 2013

  • 13 May 2013

Nine museums have won a share of £75,000 and each acquired a work of contemporary craft through Art Fund Collect, the scheme which offers UK museums the chance to enhance their contemporary craft collections.

Last week curators representing the nine winning museums visited exhibiting galleries from across the globe at COLLECT 2013 to find the object they think would most enhance their museum’s collection. After successfully pitching to our panel of judges the museums acquired the following outstanding works of contemporary craft from a fund totaling £75,000.

What was bought

  • Birmingham Museums Trust (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) represented by Martin Ellis and Rebecca Bridgman purchased Calliope by Halima Cassell (Joanna Bird Gallery)
  • Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives represented by Kate Newnham purchased Forms in Succession by 

    Nagae Shigekazu(Yufuku Gallery)
    Cumbria, Lakeland Arts Trust (Blackwell, The Arts and Craft House) represented by Beth Hughes purchased Composition in Yellow and Red by Bødil Manz
    Durham University Oriental Museum  represented by Craig Barclay and Lauren Barnes purchased +,- by Min Soo Lee (Gallery LVS)
    Gallery Oldham represented by Dinah Winch purchased Blue Loop (2013) by Merete Rasmussen (Sarah Myerscough Gallery)
    New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester represented by Jane May, Hugo Worthy and Lisa Jacques purchased Prtlnd Vase by Michael Eden
    British Museum represented by Nicole Rousmaniere purchased Large Feather Leaves Bowl 2013 by Hosono Hitomi
    Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston represented by Caroline Alexander purchased Forms in Succession by Nagae Shigekazu (Yufuku Gallery)
    Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, Telford represented by Gillian Crumpton (Wills Lane Gallery) purchased Grand Galibier by Drummond Masterton

COLLECT 2013 takes place at London’s Saatchi Gallery and is open to the public 10 – 13 May 2013, you can get 50% off with a National Art Pass.