Art in Churches

March 17 2021

Image of Art in Churches

Picture: The Sunday Telegraph

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Sunday Telegraph published an interesting article at the weekend asking the question whether Churches in Britain are the safest place for art. Although the knee-jerk reaction is to send important works to be looked after by museums, the article asks whether important paintings could help lure audiences out of cities and into more local areas. As is often pointed out, museums and galleries seem to have more art than they know what to do with. If a certain redundant churches could be fitted out with the relevant security and climate control measures, why can't these buildings become places to enjoy sculpture, carvings, paintings and metal work for example? A partnership with the likes of the V&A could yield magnificent results, it seems.

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