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Reading Foundation for Art Celebrates 40 Years

Reading Foundation for Art (RFA) is celebrating 40 years of collecting art for Reading.
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The Foundation was established in 1974 with the aim of enriching the lives of local people and enhancing the cultural fabric of the town by building an art collection for the people of Reading.

Many of the works that they have collected are of national significance and some have Reading connections, adding interest for local historians as well as art lovers. Works include artists like Alan Caiger-Smith, John Piper, Maggi Hambling, Sir Terry Frost, Quentin Bell and Sir Peter Blake and striking archaeological artefacts like the Roman Silchester Eagle.

The collection is on permanent loan to Reading Museum which both cares for it and provides public access to the works through its extensive programme of exhibitions, loans and educational work. There are many RFA works throughout the museum galleries.

From Friday September 18-26 an exhibition of some of those works is on display at Haslams in Friar Street, Reading and provides people with the opportunity to learn a little more about the Foundation and see some of its collection.

On view is a particularly special sculpture by internationally renowned sculptor Johannes von Stumm which the Foundation is hoping to add to its collection.

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