Rising curatorial talents win Art Fund financing to build museum collections
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds, UK
The Lansdowne Club
Uncapped Earning Potential
Mayfair, London, UK
Everyone Active
Competitive
Easton Leisure Centre, Bristol
NRG Gym Ltd
Competitive
NRG Gyms Manchester
star job
Lancaster University
Competitive
Lancaster, UK

Rising curatorial talents win Art Fund financing to build museum collections

Training opportunities
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
more training
The New Collecting Awards give some of the UK’s rising curatorial stars the opportunity to diversify their institutions’ holdings, bringing benefit to a widening range of audiences and helping our museums to thrive

The UK's Art Fund has announced the latest winners of its New Collecting Awards, chosen to help rising star curators to build collections for their museums.

A total of almost £300,000 (US$362,000, €323,000) has been allocated by the fundraising charity for art, to provide seven young curators with the budget for acquisitions, research, travel and training costs, as well as ongoing support from Art Fund staff, trustees and a mentor.

"An important part of being a curator today is drawing out the potential of their museums’ collections and considering how best to develop them in new ways," said Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director.

"The New Collecting Awards give some of the UK’s rising curatorial stars the opportunity to diversify their institutions’ holdings, bringing benefit to a widening range of audiences and helping our museums to thrive."

The award scheme is in its fifth year and has granted more than £1.5m (US$1.81m, €1.62m) to support 30 UK museum curators in building museum collections in imaginative and visionary ways. The awards are made possible by donations from both individuals and trusts, including the Wolfson Foundation, the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts, the Coral Samuel Charitable Trust and the Vivmar Foundation.

The 2019 winners are:

Tania Moore; Sainsbury Centre, Norwich: offered £80,000 to acquire sculptors' drawings and works on paper by international women artists.

Uthra Rajgopal; the Whitworth, the University of Manchester: offered £38,600 to develop the gallery's collection of South Asian textile artworks by female artists.

Lucy Creighton; Yorkshire Museum, York: offered £50,000 to diversify and strengthen the museum's collection of pre-1600 archaeology and numismatics.

Ben Miller; The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent: offered £25,000 to build a collection exploring the 300-year history of North Staffordshire ceramics created for and used by the hospitality industry.

Natalie Kane; V&A, London: offered £35,000 to research and collect examples of digital design.

Louise Boyd; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh: offered £40,000 to acquire a number of ehon, Japanese woodblock-printed illustrated books.

Emily Riddle; The Hepworth, Wakefield: offered £30,000 to collect post-war ceramics by artists associated with the Central School of Arts and Crafts.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The UK's Art Fund has announced the latest winners of its New Collecting Awards, chosen to help rising star curators to build collections for their museums.
VAT,HAM,AAC,TRA
imagesX/THUMB342738_392772_144709.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,221
12 Apr 2021
Health clubs, leisure centres and studios in England have opened today (12 April) for the first time during 2021. Some opened their doors to exercisers ... More
11 Apr 2021
A major new initiative will look to strengthen and unite the fitness industry's voice in influencing policy and policymakers in the US. The National Health ... More
09 Apr 2021
A parliamentary report is calling for a £3bn intervention fund to build back better health as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, ... More
09 Apr 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in visits to the world's top 100 museums and galleries falling by three quarters. According to an annual survey, conducted ... More
09 Apr 2021
Leisure centre operator Everyone Active has formed a partnership with WW (formerly called Weight Watchers), which will see the two combining their exercise and dietary ... More
09 Apr 2021
Adults suffering from chronic pain should be advised to take exercise, rather than be prescribed painkillers, according to new guidance from the National Institute for ... More
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
08 Apr 2021
As health clubs and fitness studios in England are counting the hours down to reopening day on Monday 12 April, PureGym has announced it will ... More
07 Apr 2021
Empowered Brands, the franchise investment business that acquired énergie Fitness out of a CVA in June 2020, has announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of ... More
07 Apr 2021
John Treharne, founder of The Gym Group, and Jana Havrdová, president of the Czech Chamber of Fitness, are among four new members to have been ... More
07 Apr 2021
Questex, owner of industry buyer event, Sibec EU, has announced it will partner with FIBO in 2021, moving the event alongside the trade show and ... More
06 Apr 2021
Les Mills has come up with an ingenious solution to get around the pandemic travel bans, which threatened a long tradition of its video Masterclasses ... More
03 Apr 2021
At-home fitness giant Peloton has officially completed the acquisition of equipment provider Precor, in a deal worth US$420m. Precor will now become a division of ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
02 Apr 2021
Global entertainments and events firm IMG has signed a contract to operate the Chimney Lift Experience at the Battersea Power Station. The attraction will see ... More
01 Apr 2021
There is growing evidence that a COVID-19 infection could trigger diabetes in some patients. One of the studies to have made the link is a ... More
31 Mar 2021
The UK's major visitor attractions recorded just 45.4 million visits during 2020 – a 70 per cent fall from the 151.3 million visits they received ... More
1 - 15 of 43,221
Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces