18 May – 26 September 2011
The Roebuck Collection- have your say
This collection of paintings, prints and one sculpture was left to the people of Skipton by Clement Roebuck in 1987. The museum recently received a grant of £3,000 from the Pilgrim Trust to pay for the collection to be inspected by specialist conservators. Their report will show how much money will be needed to restore the pictures so that they are in the best possible condition.
The exhibition will show pictures from the collection in their current condition so that visitors will be able to see what work needs to be done. There will also be the opportunity to help choose Craven’s favourite pictures, these will hopefully become part of a travelling exhibition. Any donations towards the conservation of the pictures would be gratefully received from visitors to the exhibition, there will also be a donation incentive scheme for anyone who would like to contribute a larger amount.