|I will donate this framed print to Ramsgate Town Council|
There is so much scope on this issue and at the moment I am all ears and I do need allies.
Sometimes when I write and think I do tend to forget that I am a Town Councillor myself. so putting my Councillors head on I can give some form of an update of progress within the Council.
- The Town Council does have a acquisition and disposal policy setting out how the Council will manage a collection.
- The Council does own a small collection of prints and paintings.
- The Council does have 16 loans of prints and paintings from TDC some have been so neglected in the past that the TLC required is like taking on an abused rescue cat from the RSPCA.
- The Council does have a few recent donations. By this I mean a few, like a few bits of crested China, a Print and a Philpott bottle. Not much but it is a start.
- Part of my crusade with TDC is to find out the true identity and provenance if any of the 103 Ramsgate prints they have on their books.
- I would like to form a data base of all the Ramsgate items there are in the TDC public collection.
I know it is not a lot compared to private collections and independent historians but I can assure you that the spirit is there.