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Monthly Archives for March 2011


Empty Rooms

31 March 2011 by admin

Now that our Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces have been moved, rooms 2, 3 and 4 are absolutely empty! It is very strange walking through these galleries which look very different now that the floors have been sanded. To me they … Continue reading

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Paintings on the move

26 March 2011 by admin

Our most popular Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings have been relocated. Masterpieces such as Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Renoir’s La Loge are now on view in the rooms which were previously occupied by our Rubens and Old Masters collections. Once the refurbishment … Continue reading

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More decisions on the colour scheme

25 March 2011 by admin

Today Ernst Vegelin (left), Head of The Courtauld Gallery, and the curators looked at more options for the colours in our Old Masters rooms. It takes a long time to find a colour that works with every painting on display. … Continue reading

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The hoarding outside Somerset House goes up

22 March 2011 by admin

Somerset House is looking very different today as our façade is concealed behind scaffolding and hoardings. Until the end of May we will be working hard on cleaning the stonework which over the past decades has turned very dark. Come … Continue reading

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Wall colours for the first floor rooms are finalised

21 March 2011 by admin

After many hours of deliberation and discussion, the Gallery team have finally reached a conclusion on the wall colours for the majority of rooms. Our facilities team painted many colour panels which were then held up against each painting. We … Continue reading

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