4 March 2015

The Newly Refurbished Gallery 4

Thanks to The Friends of Bristol Art Gallery who provided the funding, the newly refurbished Gallery 4 was officially opened on Friday 6 February 2015.

The theme of the Gallery is The Age of Enlightenment covering Art during the "long 18th Century" - on display are Continental and British paintings and Applied Art objects, dating from the late 17th and early 19th centuries.

Many friends attended the event, and all agreed that the Gallery looked splendid  in all respects. In particular, the paintings, many of which had not been on display for a very long time, looked spectacular in their new surroundings. It was good to see them again.
Laura Pye, the new Service Manager Culture, with Dr Jenny Gaschke, Curator of Fine Art who masterminded the refurbishment and hanging of the paintings; and Joanna Brown, Chairman of The Friends
Many Friends were present to listen to Dr Jenny Gaschke's speech explaining her approach to the re-hang
Ray Barnett Head of Collections & Archives, making the closing remarks

A Vernet painting which was under going conservation work on was completed just in time for the gallery opening.

More details about the gallery refurbishment can be found here.

(Updated 4 March 2015)