Project Dissemination

Article in University of Bristol School of Humanities Newsletter:

Dr Mike O’Mahony to work with the National Football Museum on A Heritage Lottery Fund Project.

The National Football Museum has received a grant of £199,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Collecting Cultures scheme in order to expand its collection of artworks inspired by or depicting the beautiful game. Mike O’Mahony will advise the NFM on acquisition as well as setting up workshops with the Museum curatorial staff to develop programmes for promoting and presenting the extensive art collection of the museum to the public. The three-year project will conclude with an exhibition displaying new acquisitions alongside other works from the collection.

Mike O’Mahony has previously worked with the museum advising them on loan acquisitions, including Picasso’s Footballeur (1965) and Charles Ernest Cundall’s A Chelsea Cup Tie (1923).

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Project Partners Meeting

A project start meeting was convened at University of Bristol History of Art Department on 15th of January 2015 hosted by Prof. Mike O’Mahony and attended by John O’Shea and David Pearson. An outline was drawn up of the key areas of investigation for this 4 year project along with associated challenges, opportunities and key timepoints. (Comprehensive notes were taken and shared with partners). There are effectively three areas of investigation over the first three years and identified below are some starting points and challenges for the first year:

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