Issue details

OD/18/02 Museum Loans May 2018

This decision relates to an extension of an existing loan and two new loan requests.


Uvedale Hall Residential Home

Robert Uvedale was a schoolmaster and horticulturalist. This painting has been on loan since 1989 and has been regularly renewed every three years. The request is for a further extension of three years to November 2020.


Uvedale Hall is a private residential care home in Needham Market owned by Healthcare Homes Group Ltd. It is a Georgian mansion and the painting of Robert Uvedale hangs in the dining room.


National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

Cornelis Beelt (fl. 1651-64) ‘Skaters on a Frozen River’, c.1660, oil on panel (R.1992.8.2)


This loan is for a temporary exhibition entitled ‘Skating’, from 15 November 2018 to 28 April 2019, at the venue formerly known as The National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket.


The work is in store and has not been on public display for some time. It is framed only and the borrower will be approached to fund the glazing of the work.


Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Dr Darren Mann, Head of Life Collections at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, recently visited Ipswich Museum with a colleague. They are currently working on a national recording scheme and their aim is to make a record of all beetle species recorded in the UK, including those from museum collections.


During their visit to Ipswich the researchers were unable to identify all of the specimens in the collection and as a result need to borrow some to undertake further research.


This request is for 97 beetle specimens from the Morley Collection of Coleoptera.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/06/2018

Decision due: 1 Jun 2018 by Officer Decision

Consultation process

The Portfolio Holder for Development and Museums and the Museums Manager, CIMS have been consulted in making this decision. The Chair of the Friends of the Ipswich Museums has also been consulted.