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Radio progamme 4 May 2011 about the Crown Lynn Museum project in New Lynn

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Post  TonyK Mon 9 May - 11:55

Davis Steemson's Auckland Story on Radio New Zealand:

http://static.radionz.net.nz/assets/audio_item/0009/2489625/akstory-20110504-1530-Auckland_Story_for_4_May_2011_-_Crown_Lynn_china-m048.asx
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Post  Ev Wed 11 May - 7:15

How exciting, to hear that the building beside the old Ambrico [Gardner?] kiln in New Lynn will be transformed into a Crown Lynn Museum/Centre by the end of this year! cheers
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Post  signal red Wed 11 May - 17:34

I was gutted when I saw those horrible houses built around such a historic area I just hope the kiln will not have vandals getting in to it.

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Post  TimCaulton Wed 11 May - 17:40

I will be interesting to see what happens there, only 20 mins walk away!
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Post  Ev Wed 11 May - 22:28

Perhaps you could keep us updated with any progress if it's that close to you Tim Smile
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Post  TimCaulton Fri 13 May - 20:44

Even with the 6000 items there must be a ton more out there that the Museum will need to get their hands on. Am I right?
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Post  TonyK Fri 13 May - 22:26

I'd be interested to know how they came up with that 6000 figure - are they counting each shard? each sheet of records? The radio interview suggests they're now in a postion to build on Richard's collection and the Waitakere CC collection. They did buy that Shufflebotham cup - Did Art+Object auction it?

Maybe Tim and Marcus could turn up with buckets of fossicked material? Or old lampbases?

And does anyone know if Howard William's mob's collection will join in completing the original Quinn/Brickell dream?
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Post  TimCaulton Fri 13 May - 23:15

Yes I think that cup must have been the one at A+O but from what I heard A+O didn't manage to sell it so perhaps it was some other post auction deal.

At this stage I believe the Ceramics Heritage collection is at a farm in a shed or something, I can't see it returning though.
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Post  signal red Sat 14 May - 13:50

A year or so ago I went along to the crown lynn appraisal thing in New Lynn. James from a+o was there along with Jim Drummond and James had the mug there he said It did not reach the reserve price but the Shufflebottom family wanted it to stay in NZ, I think the reserve was around 2500 so they may have raised the cash from the door charge on the day.

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Post  TonyK Sat 14 May - 15:23

Could someone in Auckland who knows Howard please ask him what the plans are for the Ceramics Heritage collection?
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Post  Ev Sat 14 May - 17:22

I went to that Crown Lynn Roadshow signal red ...... maybe I saw you there?
I didn't see or hear anything about the loving cup .......
did see a multitude of awesome Crown Lynn though Very Happy
Does anyone know what the Waitakere Council has in their pottery collection?
Studio?? Crown Lynn?? or whatever??
Tony, I believe all is at a standstill regarding the [Studio] Ceramics Heritage Trust ..
I'm sure that I will be informed when that collection finds a home Smile
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Post  TimCaulton Thu 19 May - 13:45

TonyK wrote:Could someone in Auckland who knows Howard please ask him what the plans are for the Ceramics Heritage collection?

I talked to Howard about this and the museum idea is still on the cards, but the new super city has just made it alot harder.
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Post  TonyK Thu 19 May - 18:29

and completely unconnected to what the Portage Trust is doing?
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Post  TimCaulton Thu 19 May - 18:40

TonyK wrote:and completely unconnected to what the Portage Trust is doing?

Yeah it seems so
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Post  TonyK Thu 19 May - 18:45

that seems a wasted opportunity - Crown Lynn produced so little of artistic merit that setting it in a studio pottery context could salvage it
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Post  signal red Thu 19 May - 19:39

I thought It was all going to the Clark House in hobsonville. Wasn't It?

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Post  TonyK Fri 20 May - 0:16

It was - but that was a council ago and now.....?
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Post  signal red Sat 21 May - 15:10

Surley the Clark house is Goverment owned and not up to the council

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Post  Ev Sat 21 May - 17:42

The Air Force have the right to use Clark House for the next 15 years signal red : (
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