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Acquisition of Objects

Part of the remit of the Brecknock Society and Museum Friends is to facilitate the acquisition of objects for the Brecknock Museum. This might comprise encouraging gifts and bequests and also financial help where exceptional objects appear on the open market. This happened recently with a silver paten and chalice and Nigel Blackamore, Curator of Brecknock Museum takes up the story:

“During the summer, the Museum was contacted by an auction house tasked with selling a silver paten and chalice, on behalf of the community of Llanfihangel Nant Bran. The objects, dating to the reign of James I (1615), had been found in a bank vault, placed there for safe keeping many years previous and, with the change of church staff, forgotten about. The Community decided to part with the precious objects in order to take care of the church building. Financial support from the Brecknock Society and Museum Friends helped unlock further funding from The Art Fund and The V&A Purchase Fund and, after a nerve racking auction, the objects were successfully purchased, saving them for the people of Brecknockshire.”
The Brecknock Society and Museum Friends/Cymdeithas a Chyfeillion yr Amgueddfa. Reg Charity No 518041