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Art Inspiration of 19th Century

Art Inspiration of 19th Century

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    From 27 August
    Thursday – Sunday: 11.00-19.00

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    Cromwell New Street Road
    London, SW7 2RL

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Rome: city and empire

15 August – 31 October 2020



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A Ming Emperor’s Kingdom

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Art Inspiration of 19th Century

Art Inspiration of 19th Century

The challenge

In the 1980s, “the UK’s national museums faced political pressure from the Conservative government to charge for admission, to make them less dependent on government funding”.

The initiative

In 1997, the new Labour government made a commitment to reinstate free entry for national museums in order to have a more diverse range of visitors. “Following a campaign led by the museums themselves,

The impact

The national museums which dropped charges all saw substantial increases to their visitor numbers, an average of 70 percent. In the first year after free admission was introduced visitor figures.

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3 steps to be safe

Visit the National Wandau Museum

3 steps to be safe

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Check What’s Open

Your safety is our first priority. Entry to the National Maritime Museum is still free, but to help us ensure social distancing.

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Booking Online

Exhibition curator Venetia Porter presents this new exhibition of works by artists from Iran to Morocco drawn from the Museum collection.

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Keep Your Distance

Take a look at our past exhibitions and enjoy the articles, videos and photo galleries still available to view online.

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Art Collection

History of Barnes


01

Venus
de Milo


02

Les Demoiselles
d’Avignon


03

Mona
Lisa


04

L’Arlesienne:
Madame Ginoux


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Cuckoo
Clocks





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