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'Inspired by Civilisations': Exploring the Government Art Collection

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Government Art Collection

Queen's Yard

179a Tottenham Court Road

London

W1T 7PA

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The Civilisations Festival is a partnership between museums, galleries and the BBC to coincide with the broadcast of BBC Arts' Civilisations series in Spring 2018. As part of the Civilisations Festival, The Government Art Collection is delighted to organize two free events.

Join research curator Dr Laura Popoviciu on 6 March at 5:30 pm for a presentation, titled ‘Encounters’, about cultural exchanges through art. Drawing on examples from the Government Art Collection, you will undertake an artistic journey and discover how India, China, Egypt and Japan have influenced the work of British artists.

For our lunchtime tour on 9 March, we will be exploring ways in which humour has shaped British culture from the 18th century to the present day. This story will be revealed through a curator-led tour of An Eyeful of Wry, a special display of works of art in the Government Art Collection.

Tours are free but advance booking is required. There is a maximum of 24 people per tour. Each event lasts approximately 1 hour.

Our premises are not fully accessible to visitors with disability or mobility issues, however we aim to do our best to accommodate visitors wherever possible. Please contact us in advance of a visit at gac@culture.gov.uk if you have any access requirements and we will be happy to advise.


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Government Art Collection

Queen's Yard

179a Tottenham Court Road

London

W1T 7PA

United Kingdom

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