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.
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.