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CASE STUDY: Making Collections Pay

Within my role as News Editor for the North West Federation of Museums, I have undertaken various research into alternative sources of fundraising, collections management and other issues facing museums within the North West.  Using this ongoing research, I have recently contributed a case study to Arts Professional examining how two North West museums, Macclesfield Silk Museum and Bury Read More

Nek Chand’s Rock Garden: Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh, the capital of the Indian Punjab, was seen as a ground-breaking experiment in town planning when it was commissioned following Indian Independence in 1947.  Designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, the city’s orderly grid of boulevards combined with extensive stretches of green were felt to represent a new India which was ready to embrace Read More

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, was established in 2010 by the avid and well respected collector Kiran Nadar who had the vision to establish a space in which she could share and grow her extensive collection of South Asian Modern and Contemporary art.  India’s first philanthropic museum, the KNMA was at first greeted with Read More

What do Open Art Competitions offer to Artists, Audiences and Venues: Featuring Open Up North

An exhibition of wall to ceiling art works in every thinkable media, shape and size, the open art exhibition is the traditional showcase platform for emerging and established artists to put their best works forward and show what they’ve got to offer.  The world’s largest open submission exhibition of contemporary art remains the infamous Royal Read More

Macclesfield Silk Heritage Trust for the North West Federation of Museums

The post-industrial town of Macclesfield, located in the east of Cheshire and close to Greater Manchester was once the world’s biggest producer of finished silk. At the height of Macclesfield’s production in 1832, over seventy mills were in operation and unsurprisingly evidence of the town’s industrial past is still highly prevalent in its architectural character Read More