THE ART NEWSPAPER | Hannah McGivern:
The Arts Council Collection, the world’s largest loan collection of Modern and contemporary British art, is partnering with four major galleries outside London to stage 24 exhibitions over the next three years.
Founded in 1946, the collection acts as “the nation’s art lending library”, making nearly 8,000 works by more than 2,000 artists available for loan to museums, galleries, hospitals, schools and other public buildings across the UK. On 27 October, the organisation launched the National Partners’ programme of exhibitions as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations. The scheme will give an itinerant collection four semi-permanent homes until spring 2019: the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Birmingham Museums Trust, Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The participating institutions responded to an open call by Arts Council England last summer… Read more
Image: Benedict Drew’s KAPUT (2015), a new acquisition by the Arts Council Collection, kicks off the three-year exhibitions programme at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool (Image: Charlotte Jopling)