The New Hall Art Collection
Saturday 25 September 2021, 12.00pm to 12.50pm BST
Established in 1986 with an appeal directly to artists for works to be displayed, The New Hall Art Collection has grown to become Europe’s largest collection of art by women and second largest in the world. All works are donated or on loan from artists and collectors, and the Collection is committed to giving space and recognition to female artists, who are still underrepresented in the art world. An Accredited museum, open to the public free of charge seven days a week, it is like no other in that the art is displayed everywhere across Murray Edwards College: in the student hallways, dining hall, staff offices and the garden. In this specially commissioned film, discover the extraordinary architecture of Murray Edwards College, the fascinating history of the collection, and the difference it makes to people who experience this unique art collection. Assistant Curator, Naomi Polonsky will host a question and answer session after the film.
Naomi Polonsky is a curator and art writer. Having graduated from the University of Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she has worked at a number of museums and galleries including Tate Modern, Kettle’s Yard and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. She has written on modern and contemporary art for publications including The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, Hyperallergic and Elephant Magazine, and has presented in conferences at Kettle’s Yard and Tate St Ives. Naomi is currently Assistant Curator at the New Hall Art Collection.
Harriet Loffler joined the New Hall Art Collection as Curator in May 2018. Prior to joining the College, Harriet was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery since 2009, where she led on all the contemporary exhibition and public programming, partnership projects as well as the development of the modern and contemporary art collection. She has also worked at Frieze Art Fair in London and MoMA in New York. Harriet has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She is Chair of the Public Art Advisory group for North West Cambridge development – the largest development in the history of the University of Cambridge. She has been a mentor at Wysing Arts Centre and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and a guest lecturer at the University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts.
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