Unique collection of art by women receives accreditation from Arts Council England
Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge is delighted to announce that the New Hall Art Collection, the largest Collection of art by women in Europe and second largest in the world, has today received accreditation from Arts Council England.
The New Hall Art Collection is a collection of modern and contemporary art by women, located here at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. The Collection, which was founded in 1986 with the purchase of Mary Kelly’s six-part work Extase, has evolved through gifts and loans from artists and alumnae and today includes over five hundred works by artists of international quality and renown – including Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Frink, Paula Rego, Maggi Hambling and Judy Chicago.
“We are delighted that the New Hall Art Collection has received formal accreditation from Arts Council England. It is a fantastic achievement for us to be recognised in this way, and we hope it will open new opportunities for the Collection and attract new audiences,” says Professor Martin Roland, Chair of the Art Committee at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. “The Collection’s home at Murray Edwards College is a wonderful environment and the works displayed all around the College bring alive the 1960s experimental architecture. Our students, Fellows, and Staff live and work amongst the art and gain enormously from having the Collection part of their every-day lived experience,” he adds.
The Collection is free to visit and is open daily from 10am to 6pm. To find out more about the New Hall Art Collection, please visit: www.art.newhall.cam.ac.uk
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