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New grant to digitise the University’s Art Collection

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The University of Stirling has been awarded almost £20,000 to create an online catalogue of its prestigious Art Collection, it has been announced.

The £19,571 grant, from Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), will improve access to the Collection’s catalogue, through the development of a new web portal.

Reacting to the announcement, Sarah Bromage, Deputy Curator of the Art Collection, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant from Museums Galleries Scotland.

“It will allow us, for the first time, to draw together and provide public online access to the wealth of art, archive and cultural collections at the University.”

Sarah Bromage

Sarah Bromage, Deputy Curator of the Art Collection.

The grant is one of 15 awarded by MGS to different projects across Scotland. In total, £550,000 of funding has been announced, with the projects spanning from Shetland to Ayrshire.

John McLeish, Interim Chief Executive Officer of MGS, said: “MGS is delighted to be supporting such a broad range of projects through our Museum Development Fund. From addressing accessibility issues to exploring digital innovation, these projects will enhance visitor experiences, improve community engagement, and ensure the continued relevance and resilience of these museums for future generations.”

The Art Collection at the University comprises more than 500 works including paintings, sketches, tapestries, sculpture and silver. It includes works by: Calum Colvin, Brigid Collins, Adrian Wiszniewski, Sandy Moffat, Philip Braham, Alan Davie, Wilhelmina Barns Graham, Lotte Glob, Alan Davie, Lys Hansen, Helen Denerley and Kate Downie.

Most of the artwork is exhibited in the Pathfoot Building, while a number of sculptures are located across campus.

Visit our Art Collection web pages for more information.

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