Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Traverses by Robert Cahen was purchased for Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston through the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisitions Scheme for 2008-2009.
Traverses was first shown at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery as part of the exhibition in 2007, Digital Aesthetic 2. In 2009 Cahen installed Passages, a one-person show at the Harris Museum. It was at this time that the Contemporary Art Society was able to confirm the purchase of Traverses and another work, Paysages d’hiver. These two works, in combination, give the museum a significant body of this artist’s work and assists them in their strategy to develop a collection of works from pioneering artists who work with digital and experimental media.
For the Harris Museum the relationship between their temporary exhibition programme and their collection is a priority.