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‘Sanctuary in the City’ Public Art by Refugees & Immigrants Tour
2 March 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Information on Walk: The City of London has always been home to immigrant communities. This walks winds its way through the City streets and highlights immigrants who made a mark here in a literal way as it is home to some of their sculptures and reliefs. We will discover the first official public sculpture, the Monument which was carved by Caius Gabriel Cibber a Danish immigrant; a drinking fountain by French refugee, Aimé-Jules Dalou; mosaics by Russian born Boris Anrep and perhaps the most significant contribution of sculptures are by a number of refugees from Nazi Europe who settled in the UK such as Naomi Blake, Frank Meisler, Oscar Nemon and Georg Ehrlich. The tour finishes with the most recent sculpture, Unity, 1992 by a Croatian refugee from former Yugoslavia, Ivan Klapez.
The Guide: Marilyn Greene is a guide, museum curator and educator. She was curator of Hampstead Museum, Burgh House from 1998-2006 and worked in the learning department of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 2000-2013 and more recently at London Transport Museum. She has been guiding locally for many years on history, art and architectural themes and qualified as a City guide in 2015. She particularly enjoys talking about the architecture, art and landscaping of the City. Marilyn leads student teaching tours; tours for locals and tourists, and virtual tours and is member of the co-operative guiding company Footprints of London. Find out more here.
‘Sanctuary in the City’ Public Art by Refugees & Immigrants Tour with City Guides – brought to you by City BIDs & Partnerships
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