Photographs copyright Douglas Stockdale 2012
I am now able, as well as extremely happy, to share some wonderful news. Over the past month, I have been in discussions with Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), the largest contemporary art museums in Rome Italy, regarding the acquisition of three Limited Edition photographs from my photobook project Ciociaria. This week I received the really grat news that the acquisition has been completed. The three photographs that they acquired are provided in this post. The photographs will become part of the museums permanent collection of contemporary photography.
What I am finding out is that with many museum acquisitions, the process can become very complicated. In this case there was a need to balance what the museum wanted in the number and size of the photographs with their acquisition budget, which initially did not add up very well. Thus I brought into the process a small group of my collectors who provide underwriting (financial gifts or now museum patrons) assistance with the museum’s acquisition. And the deal slowly came together.
This is my first museum acquisition as well as my first inclusion into a permanent photography collection. To now be a part of the MACRO’s contemporary photography collection is an honor, as the MACRO is becoming a very well-known contemporary art museum in Italy as well as in Europe.