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So, it was a sad week as we welcomed our final visitors to our Lowry to Piper exhibition! The exhibition has been on for just over 6 months, and has seen such a lovely response from our visitors and volunteers.

 

Visitors in our exhibition

Visitors in our exhibition

In partnership with the Arts Council, we had 16 paintings on display. The exhibition explored the relationship the 2nd and 3rd Viscounts Bearsted had with the Whitechapel Gallery. We know the 2nd Viscount was an ambassador for the arts, and the research behind the exhibition uncovered some wonderful findings about this relationship. Read more about how we installed our exhibition here, and how our volunteers helped.

Over the 6 months, we welcomed in 16, 532 visitors to the exhibition! A staggering amount, and we are so pleased to be able to offer the experience to so many people. As we said goodbye to the exhibition and packed it away last Thursday, we now have less than a week to launch our next exhibition! Not a quiet time at Upton!

 

Our exhibition packed away

Our exhibition packed away

Our next exhibition, Shell & the Art of Advertising, will continue to explore the connection Lord Bearsted had with the art world as well as his chairmanship of Shell Oil in the 1930s and Shell’s pioneering advertising campaigns. The exhibition will open on Good Friday, 18th April and will run for rest of 2014. We hope to see you soon!

With our Shell cupcakes at a planning meeting a few weeks ago

With our Shell cupcakes at a planning meeting a few weeks ago!

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