Aims and Objectives
To build up a Collection of works by women artists of international quality and interest.
To inspire those who live and work amongst the Collection to consider the place of art in their everyday lived experiences; to stimulate an understanding and appreciation of the social, even political, aspects of art as well as the cultural and intellectual.
To provide encouragement and opportunities particularly for young women artists of significant promise.
To provide access to the Collection by local, regional, national and international individuals and groups.
To appoint a Curator to look after the Collection.
To ensure the highest standards of connoisseurship in the selection of new works.
To initiate a process of worldwide recommendation and search for new artists for the Collection.
To promote information about the Collection through visits, press coverage and outreach through an up-to-date Web site.
To arrange events, temporary exhibitions and loans which promote local, national and international awareness of the Collection and its credibility as an international resource, both independently and in co-operation with Kettles’ Yard, the Fitzwilliam Museum and other appropriate bodies.
To contribute to academic life in college and academic exchange on an international level through the establishment of links with art historians from other institutions.
To integrate the New Hall Collection into the Cambridge History of Art Tripos and into conservation training at the Hamilton Kerr Institute.
To create visitors’ programmes and tours to stimulate interests and understanding for groups and individuals from schools and colleges, universities, mature students, professional bodies, tourists etc.
To work with the New Hall Student Art Committee to promote talks, lectures and other events which stimulate student interest.
To ensure that the works are professionally hung and displayed and to maintain up-to-date evaluations for insurance purposes as well as full and accurate records, labelling, etc.
To maintain an active conservation policy with the help of the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Hamilton Kerr Institute.
To provide exhibition space to enable young artists to show their work in the context of an internationally renowned collection.
To provide a work experience programme for postgraduate students.