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Assistant Curator Emily Riddle receives Art Fund Collecting Award

Earlier this week, Art Fund announced the seven curators to receive funding through its New Collecting Awards programme

Now celebrating its fifth year, Art Fund’s New Collecting Awards programme supports focused projects by curators with the aim of developing museum collections into new areas or expanding existing collections. This year, a sum of £300,000 split and awarded to ‘rising star’ curators to build collections for their museums.

We are delighted and proud that our Assistant Curator, Emily Riddle, has been awarded £30,000 to collect post-war ceramics by artists associated with the Central School of Arts and Crafts. 

Other winners include 

  • Tania Moore, Curator, Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich
  • Uthra Rajgopal, Assistant Curator (Textiles and Wallpaper), The Whitworth, Manchester
  • Lucy Creighton, Curator of Archaeology, Yorkshire Museum, York
  • Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Natalie Kane, Curator of Digital Design, V&A, London
  • Louise Boyd, Japan Foundation Assistant Curator, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director said An important part of being a curator is to develop existing collections as well as build new ones, alongside delving into underrepresented and exciting new areas. The New Collecting Awards help some of the UK’s rising curatorial stars to expand and diversify museum holdings, benefiting audiences and helping our museums to thrive.’