Decision details

OD-20-59 Loan of Objects from the Ipswich Borough Council collections

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

 

Background

This decision relates to the agreement of a loan request from the Ipswich Borough Council collections:

a. Suffolk Archives, The Hold, Ipswich

 

(IPMSG: LO. 2020.08)

Loan to commence: 1st February 2021

Loan ends: 23rd April 2021

 

This loan request is for three flints discovered by archaeologist Nina Layard for inclusion in the temporary exhibition Pride in Suffolk’s Past at The Hold. The flints will be displayed alongside a range of archival materials relating to Nina Layard and her partner Mary Outram. This will include a series of letters to Nina regarding her archaeological work and writings, as well as drawings and watercolours by Mary.

 

Pride in Suffolk’s Past explores the hidden histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people in Suffolk’s past. Alongside contributions shared by the LGBTQ+ community in Suffolk today, the exhibition presents the experiences of Suffolk residents through a period of significant change in attitudes towards sexuality and gender identity.

 

Flints to be loaned:

IPSMG: R.1920.76.233 – Foxhall Road excavations

IPSMG: R.1920.76.172 – Foxhall Road excavations

IPSMG: R.1920.76.33 – Foxhall Road excavations

Exhibition dates: 5th February – 18th April 2021.

 

Reason for decision:

This loan will continue the ongoing good working relationship with Suffolk Archives.

All the flints are in store and have not been on public display in recent years.

 

Decision:

 

This loan request is for three flints discovered by archaeologist Nina Layard for inclusion in the temporary exhibition Pride in Suffolk’s Past at The Hold. The flints will be displayed alongside a range of archival materials relating to Nina Layard and her partner Mary Outram. This will include a series of letters to Nina regarding her archaeological work and writings, as well as drawings and watercolours by Mary.

 

Pride in Suffolk’s Past explores the hidden histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people in Suffolk’s past. Alongside contributions shared by the LGBTQ+ community in Suffolk today, the exhibition presents the experiences of Suffolk residents through a period of significant change in attitudes towards sexuality and gender identity.

 

Flints to be loaned:

IPSMG: R.1920.76.233 – Foxhall Road excavations

IPSMG: R.1920.76.172 – Foxhall Road excavations

IPSMG: R.1920.76.33 – Foxhall Road excavations

Exhibition dates: 5th February – 18th April 2021.

 

Reason for decision:

This loan will continue the ongoing good working relationship with Suffolk Archives.

 

Publication date: 23/12/2020

Date of decision: 10/12/2020

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