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The Angelica Garnett Gift

Charleston Conservation - our intern Alice in 2014 working to catalogue material from the Angelica Garnet Gift

Charleston Conservation – our intern Alice in 2014 working to catalogue material from the Angelica Garnet Gift

Angelica Garnett, the daughter of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, generously donated a collection of several thousand works on paper and canvases to  The Charleston Trust in November 2008. The works are by her parents and had formerly filled the drawers, folios, and studio racks at Charleston. After Duncan Grant’s death in 1978 they were held in a London art storage facility for nearly thirty years.

This collection conveys the creative energy and the evolution of ideas through drawings and studies that distinguish the work of Bell and Grant. It describes and illuminates their artistic practice. The Angelica Garnett Gift will encourage new insights into Bloomsbury’s creative processes and engage graduate trainees and volunteers in the museum activities of cataloguing, digitization and conservation.

As part of the project Charleston will offer a training programme for recent art history graduates to catalogue, photograph and publish this important collection online. Our first two interns started work in April 2014.

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