An Introduction to the New Hall Art Collection

The New Hall Art Collection is a collection of modern and contemporary art by women at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. It includes over five hundred works by international artists - including Judy Chicago, Maggi Hambling, Lubaina Himid, Dame Paula Rego and Cornelia Parker - and is considered one of the largest and most significant collections of contemporary art by women in the world. In this lecture, Harriet Loffler will discuss the history of the collection, the architecture of the college, as well as the strategic direction and future plans for the collection. 

Harriet Loffler is the Curator of the New Hall Art Collection. Prior to joining the College, Harriet was the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. She has also worked at Frieze Art Fair in London and MoMA in New York. Harriet has an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She is Chair of the Public Art Advisory group for North West Cambridge development – the largest development in the history of the University of Cambridge.