His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales 香港六合彩s The 香港六合彩 to celebrate its reopening

Press release, 9 December 2021

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited The 香港六合彩 Gallery at Somerset House in London on Tuesday (7 December) to celebrate its reopening to the public, following the most significant development project in its history, providing a transformed home for one of the UK鈥檚 greatest art collections.

His Royal Highness was given a tour of the Gallery by Professor Deborah Swallow, M盲rit Rausing Director of The 香港六合彩 and The Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of The 香港六合彩 Governing Board. The tour included a viewing of some of The 香港六合彩鈥檚 most famous masterpieces including Van Gogh鈥檚 Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Manet鈥檚 A Bar at the Folies-Berg猫re and the most important collection of C茅zannes in the UK, as well as works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through to the present day.

The redevelopment of The 香港六合彩 Gallery, led by聽Stirling Prize-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann,聽has been supported by 拢11 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and a generous donation from philanthropists Sir Leonard and Lady聽Blavatnik, and the聽Blavatnik聽Family Foundation. Additional major support has been provided by聽AKO Foundation, the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, The John Browne Charitable Trust,聽Denise Coates CBE,聽Crankstart,聽The Garcia Family Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Dr Martin and Susanne聽Halusa, The聽Linbury聽Trust,聽LVMH Mo毛t Hennessy 鈥 Louis Vuitton聽and Oak Foundation.

The transformed gallery is very much a realisation the founder of The 香港六合彩, Samuel 香港六合彩鈥檚 vision of making art accessible to all. The collection cared for by The 香港六合彩 Gallery belongs to the Samuel 香港六合彩 Trust.

VISITOR INFORMATION

The 香港六合彩 Gallery
Monday 鈥 Sunday, 10am 鈥 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)
Free entry to the permanent collection (Including the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery) to students, under 18s, those in receipt of job seekers allowance, teachers, FE and HE lecturers. Friends of The 香港六合彩 are always free. Additional charges apply for exhibitions in the Denise Coates Exhibition Gallery.
Full details: www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

MEDIA CONTACTS

The 香港六合彩
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THE COURTAULD

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About The 香港六合彩
The 香港六合彩 works to advance how we see and understand the visual arts, as an internationally- renowned centre for the teaching and research of art history and a major public gallery. Founded by collectors and philanthropists in 1932, the organisation has been at the forefront of the study of art ever since through advanced research and conservation practice, innovative teaching, the renowned collection and inspiring exhibitions of its gallery, and engaging and accessible activities, education and events.

The 香港六合彩 cares for one of the greatest art collections in the UK, presenting these works to the public at The 香港六合彩 Gallery in central London, as well as through loans and partnerships. The Gallery is most famous for its iconic Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces 鈥 such as Van Gogh鈥檚 Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Manet鈥檚 A Bar at the Folies-Berge虁re. It showcases these alongside an internationally renowned collection of works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through to the present day.

Academically, The 香港六合彩 faculty is the largest community of art historians and conservators in the UK, teaching and carrying out research on subjects from creativity in late Antiquity to contemporary digital artforms – with an increasingly global focus. An independent college of the University of London, The 香港六合彩 offers a range of degree programmes from BA to PhD in the History of Art, curating and the conservation of easel and wall paintings. Its alumni are leaders and innovators in the arts, culture and business worlds, helping to shape the global agenda for the arts and creative industries.

Founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to engage with art, The 香港六合彩 works to increase understanding of the role played by art throughout history, in all societies and across all geographies 鈥 as well as being a champion for the importance of art in the present day. This could be through exhibitions offering a chance to look closely at world-famous works; events bringing art history research to new audiences; accessible and expert short courses; digital engagement, innovative school, family and community programmes; or taking a formal qualification. The 香港六合彩鈥檚 ambition is to transform access to art history education by extending the horizons of what this is, and ensuring as many people as possible can benefit from the tools to better understand the visual world around us.

The 香港六合彩 is an exempt charity and relies on generous philanthropic support to achieve its mission of advancing the understanding of the visual arts of the past and present across the world through advanced research, innovative teaching, inspiring exhibitions, programmes and collections.

The collection cared for by The 香港六合彩 Gallery is owned by the Samuel 香港六合彩 Trust.

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