National Gallery Masterpieces on Tour

June 15 2020

Image of National Gallery Masterpieces on Tour

Picture: British Council & The National Gallery

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Great news for the residents of Japan. The National Gallery in London has announced that it is 61 masterpieces from its collection will go on a tour of the country. The initiative is a part of the British Council's UK in Japan 2019-2020 festival. The Tokyo leg of the exhibition will run from 18 June 2020 - 18 October 2020, and afterwards will head to Osaka from 3 November 2020 - 31 January 2021. This will include works by the likes of Vermeer, Canaletto, Van Dyck, Goya, Turner and Van Gogh's famous Sunflowers (pictured).

Some opponents have pointed out that some of the gallery's favourites will be missing when it eventually reopens to the public later this summer. The timing is a shame, but one imagines this loan was signed off and promised quite some time ago.

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