Murray Edwards College are delighted to acknowledge that Lubaina Himid has been nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize. Her piece “Spinster Salt’s Collection” is a longstanding member of the New Hall Art Collection and hangs in our Dome Dining Hall.
“Himid has long been an eloquent advocate for the representation of black culture in the U.K. and curated “The Thin Black Line” exhibition in the 1980s, now recognised for its importance.” says collection curator Eliza Gluckmann. “I am working with her on a project outside College and I know she is very proud of her place in our collection.”
Our sincere congratulations to Lubaina.
The College is home to more than 450 modern and contemporary artworks by women artists – widely regarded as the most significant collection of its kind in Europe.
The Collection is located throughout the contemporary College, which is light and airy, providing a spacious setting for the paintings, drawings and sculptures. Artworks also feature in many of the meeting spaces and public areas such as breakout rooms, areas for catering and networking and in the spectacular Dome dining hall.
Event organisers can arrange group tours (<25 people) of the New Hall Art Collection to enhance their delegates’ event experience in Cambridge, for just a £50 donation per group.
“The organized art tour proved hugely popular as all spaces filled overnight and made a wonderful addition to a highly successful first ever (ISC)2 SecureCambridge 2016!” (ISC)2 Secure Cambridge Conference, 2016
Delegates, B&B guests and individuals visiting the College are welcome to self-tour the Collection free of charge.