Building a collection: Funding, acquisitions and consultancy in regional museums

    Activity: Invited talk or paper presentationInvited talk (e.g. Keynote or guest speaker)


    This panel discussion is part of the 2020 edition of the London Art Fair, and explores the unique history of Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection and questions the models of funding and acquisition available to regional galleries. Key questions are: what are the curatorial responsibilities associated with sustaining and building a collection over time; and how might other institutions, organisations and charities assist with this process?

    With Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) Susanna Avery-Quash and Curatorial Trainee Jemma Craig from The National Gallery, Christine Takengny, Senior Curator of Museum Acquisitions at Contemporary Art Society, Eleanor McGrath, Head of Grants at Art Fund and artist and Associate Professor at Solent University Southampton, Guy Moreton. Chaired by Clare Mitchell, Curator of Art at Southampton City Art Gallery.
    Period22 Jan 202026 Jan 2020
    Held atLondon Art Fair, United Kingdom
    Degree of RecognitionNational