Cataloguing Every Artwork, Artist & Donor

A significant milestone in the life of the Collection was in 2013 when Fylde Decorative and Fine Arts Society (now The Arts Society Fylde) obtained £24,000 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to research the Collection.

Cataloguing The Collection

In partnership with the Friends, the aim was to research every artwork, artist and donor in order to produce both a comprehensive online catalogue and a printed catalogue containing all the information they had amassed.

Richard Marshall, Project Co-ordinator, created the online catalogue contained in www.lythamstannesartcollection.org and Jacqueline Arundel, latter Project Manager wrote the printed catalogue. Two excellent pieces of work. The website is where you can read the research about all the artworks, artists and donors.

On The Road to Seville by Richard Ansdell
Printed Catalogue 2016. First print run sold out, reprint due in 2018
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Shortlisted For Historic England Angel Award

Tagging the Treasures was an extremely successful Project which made the Collection available to everyone.

Over sixty volunteers from the community worked on the Project and enjoyed relevant talks on all aspects of research, curating, conservation and exhibition building by experts in the field. The actual research was overseen by Friend, Veronica McDonnell.

Tagging The Treasures was on the shortlist for an Historic England Angel Award (Research Category) and was one of six finalists. Some of the main players involved had an exciting, all expenses paid trip to London for the Awards Ceremony at the Palace Theatre.

Heritage Lottery Fund Success

Tagging The Treasures was conceived by Heather Davis of the Lancashire Museum Service together with the then chair of FDFAS, Hilary Alcock. Marie Riley, who took over as Chair of FDFAS, was the first Project Manager who put in the bid for funds and was in control for the first year.

Tagging the Treasures was instrumental in promoting and raising awareness of the Lytham St Annes Art Collection.

Spanish Street Scene
The Vision of Catherine of Aragon by Henry Fuseli

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