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Appointment of Chair
To appoint a Chair to the Committee.
RESOLVED that Liz Goodall be appointed Chair for the remainder of this Municipal Year.
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 31st October, 2013 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.
RESOLVED that the minutes for the Committee meeting held on 31st October 2013 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Item 6 Art Gallery Roof
Councillor Barnes-Andrews agreed to hold an informal meeting to discuss with the Committee the establishment of an independent charitable trust in due course.
Item 7 Correspondence between Leader of the Council and the Culture Minister
It was agreed that the concern expressed to the Leader of the Council advising of the Committee’s opposition to the principle of art sales be included in the Chair’s Annual Report to the Trustees.
Report of Head of Leisure requesting approval
to acquire items for the art collection
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Leisure and Culture seeking approval to acquire items for the art collection.
RESOLVED to agree the following modified recommendations:
(i) to accept the five works offered as a gift to the collection, the National Adviser agrees the importance of the works to the collection;
(ii) subject to the receipt of grants from the Art Fund and the Victoria and Albert Purchase Fund, to agree to the purchase of five works selected by the Curator and National Adviser;
(iii) if the grants vary, to delegate to the Curator, in consultation with the Chair;
(iv) to agree to the approach to the two national grant funds to support the purchase;
(v) to approve the acquisition to the Head of Leisure and Culture and to note that the Head of Leisure and Culture has existing delegated powers to ‘use the David and Liza Brown bequest fund for the purchase of works of art for the Art Gallery’s permanent collection’; and
(vi) to endorse the decision to add a strap line to the Council’s website promoting the Art Gallery and its collections.
Report of the Head of Leisure and Culture detailing the Annual Report 2013/14, attached
The Committee considered the report of the Head of Leisure and Culture detailing the Annual Report 2013/14.
RESOLVED with the amendments detailed below, the Committee approved the contents for reporting to the Trustees.
Paragraph 6 – remove ‘some 10% of the collection’ and enhance ‘at least 450 works’.
Paragraph 23 – include other groups who have made donations.
Recruitment of new members
The Committee received a verbal update on the recruitment of new members from the Head of Leisure and Culture. It was noted that 22 applications had been received and these were being processed – the Mayor and Leader of the Council would be making a selection of 2 new appointments to the Committee in due course.