One of our department’s significant responsibilities is modern donated collections. Our blog has chiefly focused on such collections in European languages, but this post looks at one largely in English – the collection of Professor Sir Alan Bowness, former Director of the Tate. Recent arrivals in the Bowness collection include items from the library of Dame Barbara Hepworth. These came to us with the aid of Sophie Bowness, the art historian and maternal granddaughter of Dame Barbara.
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