Kettle's Yard House Collection

In 2018 Patina was asked to undertake the reinstallation of Kettle’s Yard House in Cambridge. The house contains a large collection of artworks, objects, textiles and furniture originally belonging to the collector and curator Jim Ede (1895–1990). The interior is arranged as it was during his lifetime but in 2016 the collection had to be put in storage for protection during major renovations to improve the associated gallery, which would provide new space for display and education.

Patina’s team worked in close collaboration with the curators to formulate a plan to install the objects back into the house. This included locating relevant objects in storage, condition checking them, changing fittings and then installing around 800 objects and artworks from the collection, according to the curator’s plans and measurements made from original photographs of the house. Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery opened on 10 February 2018 after more than two years of closure.

Patina worked on the inaugural exhibition hung in the gallery and subsequent exhibitions including Richard Pousette-Dart, Anthony Gormley and Louise Bourgeois.

With thanks to:

Andrew Nairne OBE, Director.

Dr Jennifer Powell, Head of Exhibition, Collection and Research.

Guy Haywood, Curator of Exhibitions and Collection.

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Kettle's Yard House Collection


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