There are several ways of supporting the New Hall Art Collection. For full information, please go to our Development Office web pages.
Following the end of a three-year grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in March 2010, we will continue to promote the New Hall Art Collection, oversee and enhance education and outreach programmes. To do this, we will need to continue to employ a Curator; a post which will have an educational value for a recent graduate, allowing them their first sole responsibility for developing a Collection with, mentors in the University Museums Hub at hand to assist.
The key tasks of the Curator will be to develop, manage, conserve and interpret the Collection through the regular documentation and the enhancement of archive and related materials. This interpretative work will support and contribute to a programme of activities to increase understanding of the Collection itself as well as to improve understanding and enjoyment of the work of contemporary artists. We will continue to work with other artists to promote women's art through temporary exhibitions and symposia as well.
The Acting Curator runs an extensive outreach programme, responding to the demands of the public, local authorities and the University. We hope to continue our involvement with these collaborations and to maintain a public presence. We currently provide a permanent collection, a temporary exhibition venue, events, lectures and workshops, which are attended by a wide cross section of society, including the groups detailed above. The feedback from these events has been very positive and highlights the continued need for such a resource.
The Gift We Need
In order to ensure the future of the Collection, a capital sum of £1,750,000 will provide the annual income, at approximately 4% per annum, to cover the total costs of the Curator and the Collection whilst allowing enough capital growth to preserve the income levels in the long term.
Alternatively, the costs of the Collection could be met for three years at an annual cost of £64,000, total £192,000.