Beaney Museum to showcase UCA Artists' Books
The new £14 million Beaney Museum in Canterbury will house artwork from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, which opens to the public again on 5 September 2012 after a three year refurbishment, will show rolling exhibitions of Artists' Books by students and staff at UCA Canterbury, plus other exciting examples from its private collection.
Rebekah Taylor, Archivist and Special Collections Officer at UCA Canterbury, said: "We are delighted to provide work for one of Canterbury's most important cultural attractions.
"This is a great opportunity for the public to enjoy the depth and breadth of our fantastic collections.
"Artists' Books are unique concepts which are closer to works of Fine Art and Illustration than literature - they demonstrate unusual forms of narrative and graphic expression which make them a unique and exciting art-form."
The Beaney is an art museum and library situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury. It is will soon be home to seven permanent galleries together with a state-of-the-art special exhibitions gallery and a collaborative space for use by artists and local groups.
The vision behind the project, a partnership between Canterbury City Council and Kent County Council, is to provide a huge range of opportunities under one roof for people to explore, learn and participate through a variety of permanent museum and art collections, special exhibitions, community engagement programmes and educational activities.
For more information contact:
David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939