Friends excursions: the art of art handling at the National Gallery

Friends events

Monday 19 March 2018
10.30am — 12.15pm

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Join fellow Friends for this very rare opportunity to meet the National Gallery’s Head of Art Handling, Patrick O’Sullivan, and his team.

We join Patrick and his team looking at a selection of paintings at the National Gallery as they discuss and demonstrate the complex issues involved in the art of art handling such as hanging, framing, transportation, moving works for temporary exhibitions and lending paintings abroad. Our visit reveals a rare behind-the-scenes insight into this very specialised work that art handling experts do to care for, protect and present artworks in permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

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Monday 19 March 2018

10.30am — 12.15pm

Meet for coffee at 10.30am in the National Gallery Dining Room, First floor of the Sainsbury Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N.

£50. Includes coffee/tea and homemade cookies.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now