Jaques print donated to the NFM

A limited edition print has been kindly donated to the National Football Museum by Capes Dunn & Co., a local auction house.  This is the first gift of football-related artwork during my time as Art Research Officer for The Art of Football project!

‘Goal’ 1968 ©Norman Jaques

The print ‘Goal’ is by Norman Clifford Jaques, a Manchester-born artist. It is edition 10/20, and is signed by the artist in pencil, and dated 1968. It is a striking lithograph on paper depicting what looks like a frenzied goal. 

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Lek works go on display

Our set up for interviewing Karel at Oriel Tegfryn Gallery.

Last year I wrote a post about tracking down two pieces of art by Karel Lek, which were done in 1952. These were discovered to be still with the artist, after being in storage for over 60 years. The National Football Museum was able to purchase both of these as part of The Art of Football project and they have been framed and are now on display on level 1 of the museum – so come on down and see them if you can! Continue reading “Lek works go on display”

Quack Quack… QUICK!

The Cartoon Museum – situated in an old dairy building in Bloomsbury – look at those lovely tiles!

Last month I attended a meeting in London with the other recipients of the Collecting Cultures grant money awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  It was great to hear how the other projects are coming along, and from those that have finished their projects too.  We also heard about some of the interesting items purchased for various public museums and galleries across the UK – including couture clothes, photographs, diaries and a suffragette banner.  Our host was the Cartoon Museum – a haven for British comic art situated in Bloomsbury.  For their Collecting Cultures project, ‘Comic Creators’, the Cartoon Museum purchased this original pen, ink and watercolour on paper in 2016.  It features a familiar footballing face – Roy of the Rovers by Mike White.  This would be at home at the National Football Museum too! Continue reading “Quack Quack… QUICK!”