Posts tagged "Supporting museums"

Acquisitions round-up: spring 2018

6 March 2018

From a powerful 18th century abolition painting to the most significant collection of Viking-age objects ever discovered in the British Isles, here are the objects we've helped museums and galleries acquire in the last quarter.

Transforming Collections: The Triumph of Love by Titian

8 February 2018

Marking 40 years of Art Fund's partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, we profile four key acquisitions made possible through our joint funding. Episode three takes an in-depth look at The Triumph of Love by Titian.

Curator of the Month: Laura Smith

7 February 2018

From delving into Glasgow’s art scene while at university through to co-curating the Turner Prize, Laura Smith tells us about her diverse curatorial career, revealing how an idea in a job interview turned into a fully fledged exhibition.

Transforming Collections: Five works by Stanley Spencer

5 February 2018

Marking 40 years of Art Fund's partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, we profile four key acquisitions made possible through our joint funding. Episode two looks at five works by Sir Stanley Spencer.

Transforming Collections: The Staffordshire Hoard

31 January 2018

Marking 40 years of Art Fund's partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, we profile four key acquisitions made possible through our joint funding. Episode one uncovers the incredible Staffordshire Hoard.

Acquisitions round-up: winter 2017

8 December 2017

From a spectacular 18th century painting by Canaletto's nephew to a grand piano commissioned by George IV, here are the objects we've helped museums and galleries acquire in the last three months.

The Galloway Hoard saved for the nation

26 October 2017

The richest collection of Viking-age gold, silver and jewelled treasure ever found in Britain or Ireland has been saved after an appeal raised £1.98m.

Acquisitions round-up: autumn 2017

6 September 2017

Find out which works of art we've helped museums and galleries to acquire in the last three months, thanks to Art Fund members and donors.

Curator of the Month: Hannah Firth

10 August 2017

From Beamish to the Biennale, curator Hannah Firth tells us about her journey, her inspirations and the collaborative spirit behind Cardiff's arts centre, Chapter.

Curator of the Month: Alice Sage

14 July 2017

The Collections Engagement Officer at Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh talks us through her latest exhibition, working at the dog collar museum, and the challenges facing museums.

V&A acquire the Felix Dennis Oz Archive

13 June 2017

With Art Fund support, the V&A has announced that it has acquired the Felix Dennis Oz Archive, marking 50 years since the first publication of the revolutionary magazine, Oz.

Acquisitions round-up: Summer 2017

12 June 2017

Find out which works of art we've helped museums and galleries to acquire in the last three months, thanks to Art Fund members and donors.

The divine miracle of Wolsey’s lost angels

18 May 2017

Designed for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and then lost for over three centuries, four rare sculptures have been reunited at the V&A, revealing clues to their history.

Acquisitions round-up: Spring 2017

2 March 2017

Find out which works of art we've helped museums and galleries to acquire in the last three months, thanks to National Art Pass members and Art Fund donors.

Curatorial trainees: January update

27 January 2017

Lucy West and Sylvie Broussine are the current Art Fund curatorial trainees at the National Gallery, working with regional partners Ferens Art Gallery and Auckland Castle. Here, they share news of how their traineeships are going.

Acquisitions round-up: Winter 2016

22 December 2016

Find out which works of art we've helped museums and galleries to acquire in the last three months, thanks to National Art Pass members and Art Fund donors.

Object of the month: The Hizen Vase folio

30 September 2016

When the folder of designs was discovered in the Minton Archives, which was acquired with Art Fund's help, a mystery began: to discover which company they belonged to, and what they were for.

Tate acquires British Impressionist masterpiece

20 September 2016

Le Passeur (The Ferry) from 1882, is by William Stott of Oldham who was a central figure in the early phase of the movement and it is regarded as the greatest achievement of his career.

Acquisitions round-up: Autumn 2016

15 September 2016

Thanks to the support of National Art Pass members and Art Fund donors, we have helped museums and galleries acquire these works of art over the past three months.

Curatorial trainees: September update

2 September 2016

Lucy West and Sylvie Broussine are the Art Fund's current curatorial trainees at the National Gallery, working with regional partners Ferens Art Gallery and Auckland Castle. Here, they share their third update.

How to choose a winner

31 August 2016

The judges’ decision to award Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 to the Victoria and Albert Museum derived from the convictions of a group, rather than from a strategy, says Stephen Deuchar in his Art Quarterly column.

Our culture, our history and our future

31 August 2016

Art Fund remains steadfast in its commitment to Europe and the wider world and will do all it can to support UK museums and their curators as they seek to develop their collections across the world, writes chairman Chris Smith.

Armada Portrait appeal reaches £2.7m

30 June 2016

Thanks to the huge generosity of the public, our appeal with Royal Museums Greenwich to save the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I is shaping up to be one of our most successful appeals of all time.

Five iconic portraits of Elizabeth I

21 June 2016

Queen Elizabeth inspired hundreds of portraits during her long reign, including the Armada Portrait, which we are fundraising to save for the nation. Follow her transformation from a fledgling monarch to the indomitable and almost mythical Virgin Queen through five other iconic depictions.

Countdown to Museum of the Year 2016

8 June 2016

We're announcing the winner of this year's prize in exactly four weeks, on Wednesday 6 July. Watch our films about the five finalist museums to find out why our judges picked them for the shortlist.

Anya Gallaccio on trees and flowers

8 June 2016

The artist's work for the Whitworth, part funded by the Art Fund, will soon be unveiled at Whitworth Park. Here, she talks to Art Quarterly about the role of trees and flowers on her work.

Acquisitions round-up: Summer 2016

1 June 2016

Find out which works of art we have helped museums and galleries to acquire through our grants programme over the last quarter, thanks to the help of National Art Pass members and Art Fund donors.

Five secrets of the Armada Portrait

31 May 2016

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I is packed with symbols, and was designed to be a show of strength and majesty. Here, we look at five of those symbols and what each could mean.

Curatorial trainees: May update

5 May 2016

Lucy West and Sylvie Broussine are the Art Fund's current curatorial trainees at the National Gallery, working with regional partners Ferens Art Gallery and Auckland Castle. Here, they share their second update.

Seven tips for successful funding applications

12 April 2016

Darryl de Prez, head of development at the Whitechapel Gallery, co-led the workshop How to Write a Grant Application​ at the gallery earlier this year, developed in partnership with the Art Fund. Here he shares his tips on how to write great grant applications.

Acquisitions round-up: Spring 2016

1 March 2016

With the help of National Art Pass members and Art Fund donors, here are the works of art we have helped museums and galleries to acquire through our grants programme over the past three months.

Funding remains perilous for most of the UK’s museums

1 March 2016

The Art Fund cannot give direct help to every museum and gallery under threat, but we will lobby wherever and whenever we can to stop closures and crises – as can its members, says our director, Stephen Deuchar, in his Art Quarterly column.

Applications for Art360 are now open

19 February 2016

Visual artists from across the UK can apply to participate in DACS Foundation's ambitious public project for artists’ archives, supported by the Art Fund.

Curatorial trainees: January update

27 January 2016

Lucy West and Sylvie Broussine are our current Art Fund curatorial trainees at the National Gallery, and are also working with regional partners Ferens Art Gallery and Auckland Castle. Here, they share an update about their work so far.

Being a Museum of the Year finalist

18 January 2016

Thinking of entering your museum into this year's Prize? Here, some of our previous finalists talk about the huge impact being shortlisted had on their museum or gallery.

New Collecting Awards: Modernist jewellery

16 December 2015

Earlier this year Sarah Rothwell won funding from the New Collecting Awards to develop a collection of modernist jewellery at National Museums Scotland. Here, she writes about her research so far.

New Collecting Awards: Contemporary craft

10 December 2015

Earlier this year Mariam Rosser-Owen won funding from the New Collecting Awards to develop a collection of contemporary craft from the Middle East for the V&A. Here, she writes about immersing herself in her research – from meeting makers to learning French.

New Collecting Awards winners: Round two

9 December 2015

We are delighted to announce the six winners of our £400,000 funding programme which aims to nurture and develop some of the UK’s most talented curators.

Q&A: Maria Balshaw, director of the Whitworth

9 December 2015

Five months after winning the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, the director of the Whitworth, Manchester, reflects on a transformative year and shares some tips for prospective applicants.

New Collecting Awards: Shopping and identity

21 October 2015

Earlier this year Hannah Jackson won a New Collecting Award. Here she writes about the progress of her project – to build a collection of French haute couture.

New Collecting Awards: Digital warfare

16 October 2015

Earlier this year Sara Bevan won a New Collecting Award. Here she writes about the progress of her project, to build a collection exploring war and digital for IWM London.

Curator of the month: Andrew Woods, York Museums Trust

3 September 2015

In our new regular feature, we interview a curator about careers, favourite objects and exhibition tips. Andrew Woods tells us how he ended up working with treasure at York Museums Trust – and why it's important to learn from other curators.

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