28 May 2017

New additions to the Contemporary Glass Colletion

In January 2017, Kate Newnham, senior curator of Visual Arts, took a trip to Japan to courier Bristol's portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach between exhibition venues in Tokyo and Osaka. Thanks to a Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grant from the Art Fund, Kate was able to extend her visit by eight days to do background research on Bristol’s Japanese collection and explore contemporary glass-making in Japan. 

The Friends committee had agreed to support some contemporary collecting for the museum’s Eastern Art collection with funds from Erica Rudd.