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Funding Received from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

Jordaens, 'An Allegory of Fruitfulness,' 1620-9
Jordaens, 'An Allegory of Fruitfulness,' 1620-9

The Wallace Collection is very pleased to announce it has been chosen as one of the 36 museums and galleries to receive funding through the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. The funds awarded to the Collection will go towards the refurbishment of the twelfth and final domestic room at Hertford House, the East Drawing Room. Featured works will include Flemish artists including Rubens, Teniers the younger and a beautifully conserved Jordaens (pictured, pre-conservation). The tired looking green walls of the East Drawing Room will be replaced with a rich claret-coloured silk and new lighting allowing our visitors to better enjoy the paintings.

Ed Vaizey said of the project: “We are incredibly fortunate to have so many rich and fascinating collections, many of which have been improved, enhanced and made more accessible by the continuing generosity of the Wolfson Foundation. [The Foundation] has an ongoing dedication to improving museums and galleries both large and small, across the whole country and the Government is delighted to be able to match that funding.”

To learn more about the project, click here

Posted by admin
24 January 2012

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