Eight Museums and Galleries Win Share of £75,000 to Buy New Objects at COLLECT

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LONDON.- On Thursday 5 May, curators from eight museums and galleries won a share of £75,000 to buy a unique object for their public collections. They were all shortlisted for Art Fund Collect, a unique initiative run by the Art Fund and Crafts Council. Art Fund Collect is a scheme aimed at boosting contemporary craft in UK collections. It takes place annually on the preview day of COLLECT, the Crafts Council’s international art fair for contemporary objects. The fair is held at London’s Saatchi Gallery from 6 – 9 May. Curators from the eight museums and galleries had special access to the fair, ahead of VIP and private buyers. They had just one hour to pick an object they wished to purchase, before presenting their se