2014 A NEW GANE CURATOR
A Curator at the Ken Stradling Collection – thanks to the Gane Trust
Gane Trust supports modern design collection
This year the Trust has a new activity to support, funding the salary of Chris Yeo, Curator of a major collection of modern design and craft based in Bristol: the Ken Stradling Collection.
This is an important contribution to present day design – the collection is a wonderful resource for inspiration as well as study, put together from objects sold at the Bristol Guild since 1949, when Ken Stradling first began to work there as the buyer for this remarkable shop.
The Collection has attracted a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which has enabled it to open one day a week on Wednesdays, but the Trust’s support has enabled it to build on this and develop exhibitions and activities through the work of its curator, secure in his funding until 2016.
The Ken Stradling Collection also houses iconic pieces of furniture designed for the Gane Trust’s founder, Crofton Gane, in the 1930s, on loan from the Gane Trust, who saved them for Bristol through Ken Stradling’s speedy action.
Picture: Ken Stradling with a new Lucie Rie pot for his collection