Through the Acquisitions and Collections category we support museums and galleries who wish to acquire and conserve sculpture for their collections.
John Latham, 'Firenze' (1957, polystyrene foam, books, plastic tubes, metal pipes)
Image courtesy Lisson Gallery and Leeds Museums and Galleries (Leeds Art Gallery) © The John Latham Foundation
Antonio Colicci, 'The Vision of San Francesco of Paola' (1725). Acquired by The Fitzwilliam Museum in 2016
Courtesy The Fitzwilliam Museum
Barbara Hepworth 'Two Forms (Orkney)' (1967). Acquired by The Pier Arts Centre
© Bowness, photo © Christie's Images Limited 2015
Acquisitions and Collections' grants are available for the acquisition and conservation of sculpture and also for cataloguing and display costs.
In recent years we have contributed to the purchase of several important works, including the acquisition of John Latham's 'Firenze' (1967) by Leeds Museums and Galleries, and Pedro de Mena’s Virgin of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Our support has also enabled galleries such as the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool and the University of Hull to redisplay of their collections.
The maximum grant available in this category is £20,000. If your organisation is looking for funding support to develop, conserve or redisplay your sculpture collection, please read our guidelines for more information.