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FOI 9371

Council Arts

Request

I write to request details of council arts under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Under the section Heritage Assets in your annual statement of accounts, there is mention of arts and artefacts which are not usually referred to in the local list, or accounted for due to the cost of obtaining specific expert valuations.

I would like to receive the following:

A) An itemised breakdown of the art and artefacts owned by the council- with necessary details such as artist/maker.
B) A list of art and artefacts acquired by the council since 2010 with an indication of whether it was a donation, or if purchased, please include the price paid.
C) A list of art and artefacts the council has sold since 2010, with the sold price and an indication of the purchaser i.e. overseas/domestic private collector, museum, etc.

Under A, whilst I appreciate the exact values may be unknown as the cost of expert advice may be considered an unnecessary expense in the current climate, could you please include the insurance value of the items. If an individual breakdown isn't possible, an estimate of the insurance value of the whole collection would be acceptable.

Again, I am only interested in arts and artefacts, not buildings or other locations to be included in a local list.



Response



Please find attached a spread sheet for your information. This deals with A).

The second spreadsheet showing the arts and artifacts that are covered under the insurance.

B) We are not aware of any artifacts sold since 2010 or purchased.

C) No sales made since 2010.


To whom it may concern,

I write to request details of council arts under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Under the section Heritage Assets in your annual statement of accounts, there is mention of arts and artifacts which are not usually referred to in the local list, or accounted for due to the cost of obtaining specific expert valuations.

I would like to receive the following:

A) An itemised breakdown of the art and artefacts owned by the council- with necessary details such as artist/maker.
B) A list of art and artefacts acquired by the council since 2010 with an indication of whether it was a donation, or if purchased, please include the price paid.
C) A list of art and artefacts the council has sold since 2010, with the sold price and an indication of the purchaser i.e. overseas/domestic private collector, museum, etc.

Under A, whilst I appreciate the exact values may be unknown as the cost of expert advice may be considered an unnecessary expense in the current climate, could you please include the insurance value of the items. If an individual breakdown isn't possible, an estimate of the insurance value of the whole collection would be acceptable.

Again, I am only interested in arts and artefacts, not buildings or other locations to be included in a local list.