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Local Art Scheme

Bedfordshire County Council Art Local Scheme - Notice of Sale

The former Bedfordshire County Council accepted pieces of art up until dissolution on 31st March 2009. The art was donated to be used as a free art loan to schools in Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire County Council did not record the identity of donors who may own the pieces of art.

This notice provides an 4 week period for owners to claim pieces of art. The claim period is from Friday 11 August 2017 to Friday 8 September 2017. Proof of ownership will be required for any pieces to be released.

All requests must be received and proof of ownership must be verified by Bedford Borough Council before 5pm on 11 September 2017.

From the 11th September schools will be offered a 2 week period to visit the store and request any unclaimed art to be displayed at the school.

From 2nd October 2017 the process of selling the items will commence. the proceeds will be split between Central Bedfordshire Council (60%) and Bedford Borough Council (40%).

If you wish to claim a piece you have donated through this scheme please contact;

Art Loan
c/o Claire Minney
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP

Or email claire.minney@bedford.gov.uk

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