Posts tagged "weve-helped-to-buy"

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.

Motherhood: five Art Funded works

21 March 2017

To mark Mother's Day, here are five works dealing with the subject of motherhood that we've helped fund over the years.

The palace nonpareil

14 March 2017

This exquisite watercolour of Henry VIII’s once-lavish royal residence is of real significance, writes Chris Smith – and its acquisition by the V&A saw the export-stop system functioning at its best.

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.

Five Art Funded sculptures

20 February 2017

We've funded many sculptural works over the years. Here's five more recent pieces that we've helped the nation's museums and galleries acquire with our members' help.

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.

Let it snow: Five winter works of art

19 December 2016

There’s nothing quite like a white Christmas, so we thought we’d take a look at five works we’ve helped to fund over the years that portray winter at its snowy best.

Five must-sees at the Queen's House

7 October 2016

As the 17th-century 'house of delight' re-opens after conservation, we pick out the star objects to track down on your visit.

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.

Five artists' gardens

19 September 2016

We take a look at the horticultural creations of five green-fingered artists.

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.

Iconic Elizabeth I portrait saved

29 July 2016

We’re thrilled that our public appeal, along with a £7.4m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, has enabled Royal Museums Greenwich to acquire the Armada Portrait.

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 works by great female artists

4 March 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day with five brilliant works by female artists, from Pre-Raphaelite Marie Spartali Stillman to YBA Sam Taylor-Johnson.

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.

Five Monet masterpieces

11 November 2015

Ahead of the 175th anniversary of Monet’s birth, we pick five of his great works that are currently on display in the UK.

Five ceramic collections

9 November 2015

From Continental connoisseurs Sèvres and Meissen to the home-grown talents of Wedgwood – marvel at the mastery of ceramic practice with a visit to these five UK collections.

Acquisitions round-up: Autumn 2015

3 September 2015

Take a look at all the 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.

Minton Archive saved for the nation

1 April 2015

We're thrilled to announce that the Minton Archive, one of the great archives of industrial Britain, has been secured for the nation with our support.

Heath Robinson cartoons saved for the nation

6 March 2015

A large collection of works by the illustrator William Heath Robinson has been acquired by the William Heath Robinson Trust thanks to support from an Art Fund grant.

Five must-see ancient sculptures

4 March 2015

Britain is home to some spectacular ancient sculptures, from Roman bronzes that inspired Hollywood films to ancient Greek statues. We've chosen five of our favourite works to see across the UK.

Hilary Mantel on Wolsey's angels

2 March 2015

In an extract from her Art Quarterly piece, the Wolf Hall author tells the story of the four renaissance bronze angels made by Rovezzano for the tomb of Thomas Wolsey, but seized by Henry VIII.

Leon Ferrari work bought for Middlesbrough

12 February 2015

La Joven Noche, a braille-on-ink work by Latin American artist Leon Ferrari, has been bought by the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art with support from the Art Fund.

Cardinal Wolsey's long-lost angels saved for nation

9 February 2015

The Wolsey Angels – a group of four bronze statues commissioned by Cardinal Wolsey for his tomb – will be bought by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London following the success of a £5m fundraising campaign.

Alison Watt painting bought for Perth

27 January 2015

Orion, a captivating new drapery painting by Scottish artist Alison Watt, has been bought by Perth Museum & Art Gallery with help from the Art Fund.

Spectacular Do Ho Suh sculpture installed in Bristol

16 January 2015

New York City Apartment/Corridor/Bristol by Do Ho Suh, an installation commissioned by Bristol Museum and Art Gallery through Art Fund International, will go on display at the museum this spring.

Surrealist cabinet of curiosities bought for Manchester

2 December 2014

The Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy, a fictional office filled with Surrealist objects by American artist Mark Dion, has been bought by Manchester Museum with Art Fund support.

Loan of Wedgwood Collection to Barlaston finalised

2 December 2014

The Art Fund’s purchase of the Wedgwood Collection, its gift to the V&A, and its loan from the V&A to Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton were all confirmed in back to back transactions on 1 December 2014, ensuring the collection will remain on display at the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston.

Grayson Perry interview: Map of Days

31 October 2014

The Turner Prize winner talks to Steve Hopkinson about his ArtFunded self-portrait Map of Days, why too much planning can kill an artwork, and contemporary art's identity crisis.

Gillian Wearing video work bought for Walsall

21 October 2014

We Are Here, a 2014 video work by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, has been bought for the New Art Gallery Walsall with support from an Art Fund grant.

Evocative Langley watercolour returned to Newlyn

20 October 2014

Time Moveth Not, Our Being 'Tis That Moves, an 1882 painting by the Newlyn School artist Walter Langley, has been acquired by Penlee House Gallery & Museum with Art Fund support.

Ten must-see Dutch masterpieces

13 October 2014

From a striking portrait of a Glaswegian art dealer to a marine scene that inspired Turner – as Rembrandt: The Late Works opens at the National Gallery, here are ten unmissable paintings from the Netherlands on display across Britain.

'Founder of photography' archive secured for Oxford

6 October 2014

The personal archive of William Henry Fox Talbot, a Victorian polymath who invented pioneering photographic techniques, has been secured by the Bodleian Library following an Art Fund grant.

Wedgwood Collection saved

3 October 2014

We're thrilled to announce that our appeal has been a great success – two months ahead of our 30 November target.

Pedro de Mena's Weeping Virgin saved for Cambridge

3 October 2014

A stunning 17th-century bust featuring glass eyes and teardrops, and eyelashes made from human hair, has been bought by the Fitzwilliam Museum following a public appeal and an Art Fund grant.

Art From Elsewhere tour announced

17 September 2014

Key works of international contemporary art from six regional museums – acquired through an ambitious Art Fund collecting scheme – are to tour the UK.

Aiken swagger portrait stars in new Aberdeen exhibition

29 May 2014

John Macdonald Aiken's extravagant Portrait of the Artist and his Wife will feature in Aberdeen Art Gallery's new exhibition The Lady and the Vamp, after being bought by the gallery with help from the Art Fund.

Saved: Van Dyck's Self-portrait

1 May 2014

Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery, following the success of a public appeal by the Gallery and the Art Fund.

Barns-Graham painting given to Edinburgh

17 April 2014

Untitled – Firth of Forth, a major abstract work by Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, has been given to Edinburgh's City Art Centre through the Art Fund.

Q&A: Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows in Cardiff

10 March 2014

We talk to Anne Pritchard, Curator of Historic Art at National Museum Wales, about the significance of Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows by John Constable, which is now on display as part of a UK-wide tour, partly supported by the Art Fund.

ArtFunded work inspires new Guildhall collection

30 January 2014

Mark Titchner's sculpture Plenty and Progress, bought by Guildhall Art Gallery with Art Fund support, has inspired a new contemporary art collection tackling issues raised by London's financial sector.

ArtFunded Hepworth works headed for London

8 January 2014

Key works from the Hepworth Wakefield collection, including several given to the gallery through the Art Fund, will be travelling south for an exhibition at the London Art Fair.

Spencer paintings bought for Fitzwilliam

19 November 2013

Five paintings by Stanley Spencer spanning over 20 years of the artist's career have been bought for the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge with Art Fund support.

Webb watercolours returned to Wolverhampton

12 November 2013

Four watercolours by Philip Webb, a life-long friend and business partner of William Morris, have been bought for Wightwick Manor with help from the Art Fund.

Iconic Stubbs paintings saved for Greenwich

6 November 2013

Paintings of a kangaroo and a dingo by pre-eminent animal painter George Stubbs have been saved for the National Maritime Museum with help from the Art Fund.

Art Fund watercolour stars in Turner show

1 November 2013

A painting of Brighton pier by JMW Turner, bought with Art Fund support, stars in a new exhibition of Turner's works opening tomorrow at the Royal Pavilion.

Art Fund works go on show at Kelvingrove

25 October 2013

Two works bought with Art Fund support have gone on show at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, in the museum's first major redisplay since it reopened in 2006.

Noble tapestry bought for Newcastle

27 August 2013

A rare tapestry by Turner Prize-nominated artist Paul Noble has been bought for the Laing Art Gallery with help from the Art Fund.

Art Fund tops 100,000 members

25 June 2013

We're delighted to announce that we now have over 100,000 members, making the Art Fund one of the largest national arts membership charities.

Sensational Seizure opens at YSP

13 June 2013

Roger Hiorns’ crystalline council flat has found a new home in the heart of Yorkshire thanks to the Art Fund's support.

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.

Grimshaw cityscape bought for Leeds

28 January 2013

A watercolour painting by John Atkinson Grimshaw showing Leeds in the mid-19th century has been returned to the city after more than 30 years.

Grayson Perry tapestries find permanent home

30 November 2012

The Vanity of Small Differences, a series of six exuberant tapestries by Grayson Perry have been bought by the Arts Council Collection and British Council with our help.

Glasgow Boy masterpiece bought for Scotland

19 November 2012

In The Orchard, a masterpiece by 'Glasgow Boy' Sir James Guthrie, has been bought for Glasgow City Council and the National Galleries of Scotland with help from the Art Fund.

Interactive map: Light from the Middle East

12 November 2012

Explore highlights from the Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography with our map of the region and listen to the curator introduce key artists.

Reynolds portrait bought for Birmingham

5 October 2012

The Art Fund has helped Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery buy a Joshua Reynolds portrait of Dr John Ash, co-founder of the city's General Hospital.

Video: Poussin's Extreme Unction

25 September 2012

Curator Jane Munro tells us why this stunning masterpiece is worth fighting for... and illuminates Poussin's foot fetish.

Marilyn Monroe portrait bought for Boty show

3 September 2012

The Art Fund has helped Wolverhampton Art Gallery buy a portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Pauline Boty ahead of a major exhibition of the British Pop artist's work.

Manet's Mademoiselle escapes export

6 August 2012

Edouard Manet's charming painting, Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, has been bought by the Ashmolean Museum following an eight month campaign and a large grant from the Art Fund.

Staging the World: ArtFunded objects

20 July 2012

More than ten of the 190 objects at the British Museum's blockbuster Shakespeare museum were bought with help from the Art Fund. Browse a gallery of our favourites...

Hiorns's crystal council flat headed for Yorkshire

20 July 2012

Seizure, an entrancing blue crystal sculpture by Turner Prize-nominee Roger Hiorns, will go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park next year after it was acquired by the Arts Council Collection with help from the Art Fund.

Titian's Diana and Callisto bought for the nation

29 February 2012

One of the most important works of art in the UK, Titian's masterpiece Diana and Callisto has been jointly bought by the National Gallery and National Galleries Scotland with help from the Art Fund.

Magnificent 2,000-year-old Roman helmet unveiled

9 January 2012

A silver-gilt Roman helmet of outstanding quality and international importance discovered as part of the the Hallaton Treasure and ArtFunded in 2007 has been restored to its former glory at the British Museum

Record numbers join in 2011!

3 January 2012

We've had some great news to see the New Year in with … 18,000 new members have joined the Art Fund during 2011 which is an increase of 15%. Our almost 90,000 members have helped us place £18.5 million worth of art in UK museum collections.

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