One Place To Call Home: Recent Acquisitions

11 Dec 2009 – 21 Feb 2010


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The first opportunity to see new works in mima collection, One place to call home considers some of the roles that craft collections can play in a gallery's development. Many of the works in this exhibition have been acquired through the support of the Northern Rock Foundation Craft Acquisition Scheme. In 2004 the foundation made £150,000 available to mima for the continuation of our ceramics and jewellery collection. The scheme has enabled the rapid and direct acquisition of important work, but has also acted as core funding for campaigns such as the recent acquisition of Wunderkammer by Edmund de Waal, his most important work to date. The scope and vision permitted by this scheme has also engendered generosity from other individuals and institutions, including notable success at Art Fund Collect in that last two years. Artists include Alexander Blank, Neil Brownsword, Peter Chang, Edmund de Waal, Gesine Hackenberg, Dorothy Hogg, Kepa Karmona, Walter Keeler, Ted Noten, Rupert Spira and Julian Stair.


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