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Source magazine: Arts Councils' photography collections

The current issue of Source magazine (no. 100 / Winter 2019/20) reports on the most recent photography acquisitions and existing photography collections of the Arts Councils of Ireland, England and Northern Ireland. The Scottish Arts Council stopped collecting in 1996.

A tables summarises the top twenty photographers with the most held prints which is headed by John Benton-Harris (80), Chris Killip (62) and Keith Arnatt (57). 

The full article can be be read in Source magazine. See: www.source.ie    

Details of ACE acquisitions for 2018-19 can be seen here: https://www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk/new-work/new-acquisitions and the full collection can be browsed here: https://www.artscouncilcollection.org.uk/collection

The Arts Council Northern Ireland collection can be viewed here: http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/artwork/imu/

The Arts Council of Ireland collection can be seen here: http://artscouncil.emuseum.com/

Image: 

© Colin George Curwood / K Shoes, 1972 / Arts Council England collection - ACP 0150

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