The Blumhardt Foundation is a partnership-based initiative established to advance the extraordinary richness of New Zealand's craft/object art.
History of the Foundation
The Blumhardt Foundation was established in 2003 to realise the desire of founder Dame Doreen Blumhardt to use her collection and estate to further the collection and the development of New Zealand's craft/object art during and beyond her lifetime.
Partnerships are critical to achieving our objectives. With our founding partners we have established the following National Programmes:
with The Dowse Art Museum
with Creative New Zealand
with The National Library
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Brian Wood has joined the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. With a diverse background in the arts and fundraising, Brian is currently Head of Marketing & Development for Museums Wellington. He has held positions at Mossgreen-Webb’s, the Dowse Art Museum, Te Omanga Hospice and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Brian has a fine art degree majoring in ceramics, has curated exhibitions, written catalogue essays and is a known collector who often loans works for exhibitions.
Philip Clarke (secretary)
Dennis McKinlay (treasurer)
Kaye McKinlay (chair)
The Foundation is the outcome of a long-held dream - to ensure that New Zealand’s rich tradition of decorative art is celebrated, cherished and nourished.
Dame Doreen Blumhardt
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The Blumhardt Foundation is a partnership-based initiative established to advance the extraordinary richness of New Zealand's craft/object arts.