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Kent Print Collection
The Kent Print Collection was established in the summer of 2005 with the acquisition of fourteen prints by leading figures in the history of printmaking, which are representative of different periods and styles of European art and of the different techniques of printmaking.
Our primary aim in establishing this collection is to give undergraduate students the opportunity to collect art on behalf of the department, and to put on museum-standard exhibitions drawing on this resource. To this end, the collection is closely linked with the undergraduate module Print Collecting and Curating that, uniquely, offers students a practice-based approach to learning about art through the activities of collecting, cataloguing and curating. We hope that this innovative approach will prove inspiring to students, and also of interest to employers in the art world.
The collection also supports the research activities of academic staff in History and Philosophy of Art, and is an example of “research as practice” within the School of Arts.
We are particularly grateful to our sponsors and supporters, including Kent’s Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Chinfineart, Grosvenor Prints and Hawkswells
For further information about the Kent Print Collection, or for information on studying prints at undergraduate or postgraduate level at Kent, please contact:
Dr Ben Thomas, HPA/School of Arts, Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG.
Photography by Spencer Scott of the Templeman Library.
NEWS: MAJOR DONATIONS TO COLLECTION
07/02/2008:We are delighted to announce a major donation of several hundred prints to the Kent Print Collection. The prints range from the Sixteenth Century to the present day and cover the complete range of techniques used during the history of printmaking. The donation has been very generously made by Mr. P. Y. Chin, of the art dealership Chinfineart, who has been the principal sponsor of the Kent Print Collection since its foundation in 2005. More
Thanks to the generosity of William and Sue Church, the Kent Print Collection in the School of Arts has acquired three works by the artist and printmaker Harry Eccleston.
Harry Eccleston OBE, PPRE, RWS, Hon NEAC, Hon RBSA, was born in Bilston in 1923 and trained at the Birmingham School of Art. He was President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers from 1975 to 1989. Eccleston is best-known as the designer of the bank notes issued by the Bank of England between 1958 to 1983.... more