NPG Sends Shakespeare & Friends to Korea

April 30 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Portrait Gallery in London has sent a selection of its significant paintings to Korea for a special exhibition entitled Icons and Identities. 78 works in total have been sent to the National Museum of Korea in Seoul including the Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare and Van Dyck's Self Portrait.

The press release images from Korea (pictured) show conservator Alexandra Gent supervising the installation of paintings via a video call. I wonder what the plan was in case something went wrong?

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