Decision details

OD/20/09 Loan Objects from the Ipswich Borough Council Collection

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This decision relates to the agreement of five loan requests and one loan extension related to the Ipswich Museum collections:

 

a. Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket (IPMSG: LO. 2020.01)

 

The items requested from the Ipswich Museums’ collection are:

·         Portrait of Professor John S. Henslow (1796–1861), President of Ipswich Subscription Museum (1850) by an unknown artist, oil on canvas (IPSMG: R.1960.185)

·         Book of letters written by J. S. Henslow (IPSMG: R.2020.02)

·         A selection of Herbarium sheets (IPSMG: R.1935.313.4)

·         The Henslow cabinet and jars (IPSMG: R.2020.03 and IPSMG: R.2020.04)

·         Nine teaching aids used by Henslow (IPSMG: UR.1977.76)

·         Front page from the Hitcham School register (no accession number)

·         Elephant skull (IPSMG. HSM.2018.16)

·         A selection of coprolites and barnacles (various accession numbers)

·         A selection of seeds and plants in newspaper collected by Hitcham School (IPSMG: R.1935.313.5)

·         A selection of up to ten examples of lithographs (1937.20.1-65)

·         ‘Flora in Suffolk’ (1866) by Revd. J. S. Henslow and Edmund Skepper (IPSMG: R.1962.1.A)

 

Further information can be found in the attached officer decision.

 

b. Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk (IPSMG: LO.2017.08)

 

Bell Ringers, Lavenham (c. 1963) by Reginald Brill (1902-1974), oil on canvas (IPMSG: R.1994.30)

Sweet Bells Jangled, preparatory pencil sketch for Bell Ringers by Reginald Brill (IPSMG: R.1996.13)

 

Further information can be found in the attached officer decision.

 

c. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and Compton Verney, Warwickshire (LO.2020.03)

 

Wartime Garden (1944) by Cedric Morris (1889-1982), oil on canvas (IPSMG: R.2010.17.4)

 

Further information can be found in the attached officer decision.

 

d. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service (SCCAS), Bury St Edmunds (LO.2020.04).

 

This request relates to several fragments of Anglo-Saxon glassware found in archaeological excavations in Ipswich from the 1970s to 1990. The loan is to enable SCCAS to research the finds for publication in a book on Anglo-Saxon Ipswich.

e. Suffolk Record Office, The Hold, Ipswich (LO.2020.05)

 

John Henniker, 2nd Lord Henniker in the uniform of Worlingworth Volunteers (1802) by Mather Brown (1761-1831), oil on canvas (IPSMG: R.1937.236)

 

Further information can be found in the attached officer decision.

 

f. Sir John Soane’s Museum, London (LO.2019.01)

 

IPSMG:R.1997.5.1 Langlands & Bell, Millbank Penitentiary, 1994

 

Original exhibition dates: 26.02.2020 – 25.05.2020

New exhibition dates: 26.02.2020 - 27.09.2020

 

Due to COVID-19 and the national lockdown the Sir John Soane’s Museum have requested an extension to the loan until end of September 2020. Currently the Museum is closed, however they have made the exhibition available online for visitors. Ipswich’s loan of IPSMG:R.1997.5.1 Langlands & Bell, Millbank Penitentiary, 1994 can be seen on the ground floor in the Foyle Space as part of the exhibition Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth.

https://www.soane.org/langlands-bell-degrees-truth/ground-floor#foyle-space

 

Further information can be found in the attached officer decision.

Decision:

a. Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket (IPMSG: LO. 2020.01)

 

Revised loan to commence: 27 July 2020 at the earliest

Loan ends: 26 February 2021

 

b. Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk (IPSMG: LO.2017.08)

 

Loan to commence: 15 March 2021

Loan ends: 12 November 2021

 

c. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and Compton Verney, Warwickshire

(LO.2020.03)

 

Loan commences: 26 September 2020

Loan ends: 13 June 2021

 

d. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service (SCCAS), Bury St Edmunds (LO.2020.04).

 

Loan commences: 1 September 2020

Loan ends: 1 March 2021

 

e. Suffolk Record Office, The Hold, Ipswich (LO.2020.05)

 

Loan commences: tbc 2020

Loan ends: tbc 2025

 

f. Sir John Soane’s Museum, London (LO.2019.01)

 

Loan commenced: 13 January 2020

Loan ends: 30 September 2020

 

Reason for decisions:

These loans will enable the IBC collections to contribute to three local exhibitions in the East of England region, continue the ongoing exhibition in London, as well as being used for a research project by Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, and will continue the Museum Service’s partnership working with a network of cultural organisations

Publication date: 24/06/2020

Date of decision: 16/06/2020

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