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.