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Witnesses: émigré medallists in Britain

1 January - 14 April

free

Paul Vincze: The Pilgrim Fathers, 1957, bronze, 57mm. © the Trustees of the British Museum

British Museum, London

An exhibition celebrating the invaluable role played by artists from abroad in the development of British medallic art. On display are medals that span six centuries, including notable works by medallists who fled Nazi oppression and sought refuge in Britain. Medallist Paul Vincze summed up the question of nationality in 1975 when he stated: ‘I am Hungarian. My wife is French. We are British’, and objects on display will demonstrate how artists from abroad identified strongly with the country to which they had come.

 


 

Details

Start:
1 January
End:
14 April
Cost:
free
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Website:
https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/witnesses.aspx

Venue

British Museum
Gallery 69a, Great Russell Street
London, London WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
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Phone:
‪+44 (0)20 7323 8299‬
Website:
http://britishmuseum.org/

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British Museum
Phone:
‪+44 (0)20 7323 8299‬
Website:
http://britishmuseum.org/