In brief

Issue 113/09, p5, 01.09.2013
Ashmolean in US tie-up - Compton Verney boost - Happy Museum funding - Recognised collection
Ashmolean in US tie-up

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will present a series of contemporary and post-war art exhibitions under a new partnership with the Vermont-based Hall Art Foundation. The collaboration launches with an exhibition of works by British-born artist Malcolm Morley, which runs from 8 October-30 March 2014. The initiative aims to create a contemporary art gallery at the Ashmolean.

Compton Verney boost

Compton Verney art gallery in Warwickshire has secured a £105,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Renaissance strategic support fund. The grant supports a series of market research studies in conjunction with 78 Derngate in Northampton (The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries) and Banbury Museum.

Happy Museum funding

The Happy Museum has announced a third round of funding awards for museums and galleries across England and Wales. Slough Museum was awarded £9,800 for its Community Conversations project, while Abergavenny Museum received £5,000 for its Weaving WellBEEing initiative. The 10 winners also included Narberth Museum, Derby Museums and Torquay Museum.

Recognised collection

The Sewing Machine Collection and Singer Archive, housed at Clydebank Museum & Art Gallery, has become a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The award, given by Museums Galleries Scotland, brings the number of recognised collections in Scotland to 39.