Art historian to examine hospital collection

First published in Halstead News

AN ART academic from Essex University is set to catalogue the art collection at Colchester hospitals.

Dr Majella Munro, who completed her PhD in art history at the university in 2011, will lead the project examining artwork at the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

The first phase of the project, running until the end of April, has been funded by the national Arts and Humanities Research Council through its Cultural Engagement Fund initiative.

It aims to improve how the collection is looked after and displayed, giving better surroundings for patients, visitors and staff, and will also give students the chance to improve their skills.

The health trust has a sizeable art collection, located across its sites, including large sculptures, oil paintings, ceramic mosaics and photographic prints.

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2:29pm Thu 28 Feb 13

hughie-s says...

Why does it need funding, an auctioneer will catalogue and value it, after all I expect a sell off is what they have in mind.
Why does it need funding, an auctioneer will catalogue and value it, after all I expect a sell off is what they have in mind. hughie-s
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4:31pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Boris says...

You are probably right, but she can give them an independent idea of whether the art is of significant value. Also it is a useful project for a new(ish) PhD to get her teeth into. Good luck to her.
You are probably right, but she can give them an independent idea of whether the art is of significant value. Also it is a useful project for a new(ish) PhD to get her teeth into. Good luck to her. Boris
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