Gifts and bequests

Museum: Gallery Oldham

Works: Collection of studio pottery, various artists; pictured: Nic Collins, large round balloon shaped vase with thin neck

We were approached by a donor with a striking collection of British Studio ceramics; he wished to gift a number of pieces to a museum, but sought Art Fund support in identifying a suitable home for his works. We were able to share details of numerous museums with notable or growing collections of studio ceramics. The donor chose to gift pieces to Gallery Oldham, and welcomed a visit from the curator, who was able to view the works and select the most appropriate pieces to add to their collection.

“In recent years Gallery Oldham has received a number of Art Fund gifts to add to our historically significant collection of British Studio ceramics. Gifts like this are fundamental to our ability to add to our collections in the current climate of dwindling resources. Additionally, Art Fund gives us access to a network of donors with whom we which would otherwise struggle to make contact.” - Rebecca Hill, Art Exhibitions and Collections Co-ordinator, Gallery Oldham