24 February 2012
"For the latest events at museums and galleries in and around Oxford"
- WINSTON CHURCHILL AT HIS DARKEST HOUR …FAVOURITE PAINTING ON LOAN TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London, says: ‘I am very pleased that the Churchill family has agreed that this outstanding portrait by William Orpen of Winston Churchill, the nation's greatest 20th century statesman, should now be on public display.’
The National Portrait Gallery has been lent a major portrait of Winston Churchill, a rarely seen life-size painting by William Orpen, one of Britain’s most significant portrait painters and war artists. It goes on display at the Gallery from tomorrow, Thursday 1 November 2012.
- NEW PAINTING OF KEVIN SPACEY AS RICHARD III.
A striking new portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III will be one of several new works by Jonathan Yeo to be included in a major display of the artist’s work at the National Portrait Gallery this September, it was announced today (Wednesday 29 May.)
- Enjoy 2 FOR 1 entry into Europe’s must-see museums this summer with Eurostar
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is renewing its partnership with 22 major museums and galleries across Paris, Brussels, Lille and London to offer Eurostar passengers ‘2 FOR 1’ entry.
- British Museum - the Vikings are Coming!
The British Museum presents its first major exhibition on Vikings in over 30 years, supported by BP, which will open the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery. The exhibition has been developed with the National Museum of Denmark and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) and focuses on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th century to the early 11th century.