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News from the Ashmolean

A while back, I posted something about the Art Fund Prize with a list of shortlisted museums; I found this update on their Facebook site this morning. Hope it makes sense!

"Double win for Ashmolean as it scoops share of £75,000 Art Fund Collect funding pot and makes Art Fund Prize shortlist!

The Ashmolean is one of five museums to win a share of £75,000 to buy their selected object thanks to Art Fund Collect, an initiative aimed at championing contemporary craft and increasing its presence in UK collections. Art Fund Collect is run by membership charity the Art Fund and the Crafts Council, the national development agency for contemporary craft in the UK.

Timothy Wilson, Keeper of Art at the Ashmolean, is one of five winners of Art Fund Collect. He selected Calm Contortion Wine Cooler, 2008 by Ndidi Ekubia for £28,500. This large-scale, tactile vessel is made from hammer-raised Britannia silver. Manchester-born Ekubia is recognised as an outstanding young talent, following in the footsteps of renowned silversmith Hiroshi Suzuki.

News of this win comes one day after it was announced that the Museum has also made the shortlist of the prestigious £100,000 Art Fund Prize."
tjj Posted by tjj
20th May 2010ce
Edited 20th May 2010ce

Comments (2)

Obviously yours and my votes turned the tide for the Ashmolean. Fantastic place! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th May 2010ce
Thanks Drew! Yes, its a fabulous place and free too. tjj Posted by tjj
20th May 2010ce
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