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'Ask a Curator' on Twitter

Posted on 29 August 2010

On 1st September between 10am & 1pm and 2pm & 5pm we will be participating in 'Ask a Curator' on Twitter. Our curators will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the stunning Collection, but have never before had the chance to ask. Just log onto Twitter and tweet your questions to @WallaceMuseum. For more information please visit www.askacurator.com.

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing, 1767
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing, 1767

New Tour: Les chefs-d'oeuvre de la Wallace Collection - Masterpieces Tour in French (Visites guidées en français) - 11 September, 9 October and 13 November

Posted on 27 August 2010

Come along to a FREE public tour in French to discover the highlights of the Collection on Saturdays 9 October and 13 November at 12.30pm.

No booking required and everyone is welcome.

For more information please contact 020 7563 9527 or clemence.pilven@wallacecollection.org

Venez décrouvir les chefs-d'oeuvre de la Wallace Collection autour d'une visite guidée en fran&cc...

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Canaletto (1697-1768), Venice: the Bacino de San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore c. 1735-44
Canaletto (1697-1768), Venice: the Bacino de San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore c. 1735-44

Re-opening of the Refurbished West Galleries I and II and Nineteenth-Century Gallery

Posted on 04 August 2010

As part of the Wallace Collection’s ongoing refurbishment project, we are proud to present three newly reopened galleries – West Galleries I and II and the Nineteenth-Century Gallery.

West Gallery I presents an impressive group of paintings by Canaletto and Guardi, so beloved by British travellers on the Grand Tour. Some of these are among the earliest acquisitions to remain in the Collection and are complemented by Italian furniture and bronzes.

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Musical clock, Attributed to Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder, 1763
Musical clock, Attributed to Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder, 1763

Conservation: Chiming Once Again

Posted on 23 July 2010

Among the treasures of the Wallace Collection are a group of highly important French clocks, dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  It has long been the Collection’s policy to run a selection of these clocks in the galleries, since this creates a unique atmosphere and helps to enhance the sense for visitors of Hertford House as a historic house collection, rather than simply a static museum collection.  The sound of the clocks ticking and chiming is an int...

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