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24th February 2011
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery is the first partner organisation to be chosen by the Crafts Council for the Fifty:Fifty Programme
The Crafts Council and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (BMAG) will work together to deliver a major contemporary craft exhibition in autumn 2011. The exhibition called Lost in Lace will take place at the Gas Hall at BMAG from the 29 October 2011 to 19 February 2012.
BMAG were picked from a shortlist of three institutions on the strength of their proposal to present an ambitious exhibition featuring twenty international artists, designers and makers who will explore the relationship between textiles, specifically lace, and architecture through site-specific installations.
The Fifty:Fifty Programme is an innovative biennial scheme in which the Crafts Council match fund up to £50,000 with a partner UK organisation. The Crafts Council and BMAG will develop Lost in Lace together, sharing resources 50:50.
Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director at the Crafts Council, said:
“We are excited to be working with Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery on Lost in Lace this year. This is the first exhibition to emerge from the Fifty:Fifty Programme and we hope it will pave the way for more ground-breaking contemporary craft exhibitions with other cultural institutions in the future.”
Rita McLean, Head of Museums and Heritage Services at BMAG, said:
“Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Crafts Council in presenting this exciting and ambitious exhibition. It is an opportunity for us to share resources and expertise and work together to continually support new opportunities to showcase the best in national and international contemporary crafts.”
For more information visit the Crafts Council website.
Moucharabieh + Jardin de lit, lit de jardin by Annie Bascoul
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