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The Friends of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum was founded in 1967 at the instigation of Leamington Borough Council's Librarian and Curator with the aim of supporting the Art Gallery & Museum. It began with 40 members. Since then the membership has grown steadily and the society has helped the Art Gallery and Museum in many different ways:

  • Funding towards the purchase of paintings, ceramics, and other works of art.
  • Support for items of local interest such as the conservation of a C19 marble basin from the now demolished Aylesford Well House in Leamington Spa.
  • Conservation and reframing of works within the Art Gallery and Museum collection.
  • Funding of school visits to the gallery and an annual FLAG Schools Award.
  • Funding of catalogues for exhibitions.
  • Funding of a People's Award Prize at the Biennial Open Exhibition.

Members benefit from a series of monthly talks between October and May and excursions to places of special interest over the summer.

British Scenery meat dish with transfer print of The Royal Pump Rooms by J Ridgeway, c.1840s.
Courtesy of LSAG&M
Acquired with the support of FLAG

C19 marble basin from Aylesford Well House, courtesy of LSAG&M
Acquired with the support of FLAG