New plans for The National Gallery’s Bicentenary Unveiled

With the National Gallery’s Bicentenary on the horizon, the gallery unveiled plans for the “future proofing” of is premises.

The National Gallery opened in 1824 by the British Government, was a response the nationalisation of royal collections across Europe. However, the British government did not nationalise the royal collection, much like the Italy (Medici collection) or France (Orleans Royal collection). It instead, after many missed opportunities opted to purchase its own collection for the Great British public. The current building has been home to the collection since 1838 and to this day is one of the most visited museums in the world.

Read More on the exciting new work planned in the coming years.

National Gallery London Façade

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